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Cancer support groups and charities

We have provided details of the major support groups, patient groups and charities which have an interest in cancer in the UK. Select an organisation for a brief provile and contact details including web and email addresses.

 

If you are interested in groups for a specific type of cancer, go to one of the cancer information centres and select support groups from there.

  • Cancer Research UK Cancer research  UK logoThe UK's leading charity dedicated to cancer research. Their websites have a wealth of information about cancer, their research, how to donate and ways to support Cancer Research UK. Cancer Research...
  • Cancer Research UK Familial Ovarian Cancer Register Cancer research logoAn ongoing study of familial ovarian cancer, launched in 1991. University of CambridgeDepartment of OncologyStrangeways Research LaboratoryWorts CausewayCambridgeCB1 8RN Main telephone number:+44...
  • Cancer Support Scotland Logo - Cancer Support ScotlandCancer Support Scotland is a registered charity that offers free counselling, therapies, and support groups for anyone affected by cancer, including patients, families, friends, carers etc in...
  • Cancerbackup Cancerbackup's mission is to give cancer patients and their families the up-to-date information, practical advice and support they need to reduce the fear and uncertainty of cancer. 4,500 pages of...
  • Christian Lewis Trust: Children's Cancer Charity Christian Lewis Trust: Children's Cancer CharityAims to improve the quality of life for children with cancer and to provide emotional and practical support that complements and adds value to the services provided by the statutory authorities....
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia Support Group Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia Support GroupThe CML Support Group is the UK's only CML patient lead advocacy group providing information, support and advice for those diagnosed with CML. A founding member of European Cancer Patients Coalition...
  • CLIC Sargent CLIC Sargent A charity providing services for children and young people with cancer. Provides professional help and practical care to children (under 21 years of age) diagnosed with cancer, and to their families....
  • Darlington Lung Cancer Support Group Lung Cancer Support Group available to anyone affected by Lung Cancer. Patients, families, friends are all welcome. Monthly meetings very informal. Darlington Lung Cancer Support Groupc/o Memorial...
  • Eve Appeal Eve AppealFund research into prevention, diagnosis and treatment options for ovarian cancer and other gynaecological cancers. Gynaecological Cancer Research UnitInstitute of Women's HealthMaple House149...
  • GIST Support Network A support group of GIST (gastro-intestinal stromal tumour) patients and their carers who offer each other information and support by phone and email, in addition to the meetings. There is also a...
  • Gynae C Gynae C logoThe group was set up in October 1995 by Helen Jackson, as at that time, and still now, there was a gaping hole in support for women with any form of gynaecological cancer. Initially was going to be...
  • Helen Rollason Cancer Charity Helen Rollason Heal Cancer Charity The Helen Rollason Cancer Charity offers therapeutic support and development to men, women and their supporters following a cancer diagnosis.
  • Help Adolescents With Cancer (HAWC) Help Adolescents With Cancer (HAWC)A self help group mainly for adolescents with cancer and other life threatening illness. Provides telephone and letter support, a patient to patient scheme, group and one to one counselling, a...
  • Hereditary Breast Cancer Helpline Hereditary Breast Cancer HelplineA national helpline providing information and help to women concerned about a family history of breast cancer. An information pack is available. Also holds a database of women who are in this...
  • Humberside Oesophageal Support Group Humberside Oesophageal Support GroupHumberside Oesophageal Support Group Helpline:01652 678603Notes:please avoid 6pm to 7pm Email:info@hosg.org.uk Web site:www.hosg.org.uk Runs a local support network?YesBi-monthly meetings Provides...
  • It's On The Ball IOT LogoIt's On The Ball are a testicular cancer charity based in Norwich. They aim to raise awareness of testicular cancer throughout Norfolk and support local patients who are undergoing treatment for the...
  • Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust Jo's TrustJo's Cervical Cancer Trust is the UK's only cervical cancer charity dedicated to women, their families and friends affected by cervical abnormalities and cervical cancer. Their web site offers...
  • June Hancock Mesothelioma Research Fund June Hancock Mesothelioma Research FundRaising funds for research into mesothelioma. Cheques can be sent to the trustees at the above address. c/o Adrian Budgen, TrusteeIrwin Mitchell SolicitorsRiverside East2 MillsandsSheffieldS3 8DT ...
  • Kidney Cancer UK Kidney Cancer UKAims to provide UK kidney cancer patients and their carers with improved access to reliable information about kidney cancer and its treatment, and to establish a network of individuals and groups....
  • Lets Face It Lets Face ItA national mutual help organisation for people with any facial disfigurement. lets Face It72 Victoria AvenueWestgate-on-SeaKent CT8 8BH Main telephone number:01843 833724...
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