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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.

  • Lymphoma Association Lymphoma AssociationProvides information and emotional support to anyone with lymphatic cancer, their families, carers and friends. Provides information on lymphoma associated topics, a network of local support groups...
  • Macclesfield Cancer Help Centre The aim of the centre is to provide holistic support for those and their families living with cancer. The service that the centre offers are drop in for chats, information and support, a range of...
  • Macmillan Butterfly Centre Macmillan Butterfly CentreCancer information and support centre for people affected by cancer. We provide a limited number of free complementary therapies, emotional support and counselling - for people recently diagnosed...
  • Macmillan Cancer Support Macmillan Cancer SupportUK-wide charity working to improve the lives of people affected by cancer. Provide practical, medical, emotional and financial support and push for better cancer care. Work with people with cancer...
  • Marie Curie Cancer Care (MCCC) Marie Curie Cancer CareProvides high quality nursing, totally free, to give terminally ill people the choice of dying at home supported by their families. The charity also has 10 hospices across the UK. 89 Albert...
  • Mesothelioma UK Mesothelioma UKProvides impartial, up to date information for relating to malignant mesothelioma for patients and their carers. A national free phone helpline provides access to advice, lists of local contacts, and...
  • Mouth Cancer Foundation Mouth Cancer FoundationThe Mouth Cancer Foundation was established in June 2004 to be a professional support organization solely dedicated to supporting people with mouth, throat and other head & neck cancer face the...
  • Myeloma UK Myeloma UK logoProvides information and support to people with myeloma and their families. Offers: bi-monthly newsletter; patient and family seminars; freephone information service; information packages; assistance...
  • National Cancer Alliance (NCA) National Cancer Alliance (NCA)An alliance of patients, carers and health professionals working together to improve the treatment and care of all cancer patients in Britain. Has produced targeted information resources, working...
  • NET Patient Foundation NET Patient FoundationA charity for people with or effected by neuroendocrine tumours. Aim is to provide information but also offer support and friendship to both patients and their families. 34 Poplar RoadDorridgeB93 8DB...
  • Ochre OchreA national cancer charity for people affected by oesophageal cancer. Ochre has been formed to promote awareness of oesophageal cancer. It also intends to encourage research into the causes of...
  • Oesophageal Patient's Association Oesophageal Patients AssociationThe Oesophageal Patients Association is a national registered charity and was formed in 1985 when a few former oesophageal cancer patients met and found tremendous reassurance in sharing experiences....
  • Offering Support to Children and Relatives (OSCAR) Offering Support to Children and Relatives (OSCAR)A support group for children with brain or spinal tumours and their families. Offers support in the form of days out, contact with other families, small financial grants and holiday accommodation....
  • Orchid Cancer Appeal Orchid Cancer AppealThe Orchid Cancer Appeal is the first registered charity founded to fund research and to promote awareness into prostate and testicular cancer. Orchid Cancer AppealSt Bartholomew's HospitalLondon...
  • Ovacome - Ovarian cancer OvacomeOVACOME is a nationwide support group for all those concerned with ovarian cancer, involving sufferers, families, friends, carers and health professionals. This site is designed for women with...
  • Ovarian Cancer Action Ovarian Cancer ActionAims to improve the survival of women with ovarian cancer by raising awareness of symptoms and risk factors, funding research and giving women a voice. Bush HouseThe WaterfrontElstree RoadElstreeWD6...
  • Pancreatic Cancer Action Pancreatic Cancer ActionSet up by a rare survivor of the disease, Pancreatic Cancer Action is a registered charity with a mission to improve the dire survival rates for the disease by raising awareness and providing...
  • Pancreatic Cancer UK Pancreatic Cancer UKA national voluntary organisation working with medical professionals to identify the needs for improvements in services and information as well as research. Provide a support network for patients and...
  • Prostate Cancer Research Centre Prostate Cancer Research CentreRaises money for research into the treatment and understanding of prostate cancer. Also provides a booklet 'The treatment of prostate cancer: questions and answers' free of charge. 3rd Floor67 Riding...
  • Prostate Cancer Support Association (PSA) A self-help association (registered charity) providing support for those affected by prostate cancer. PSA was set up by a small group of prostate cancer patients in 1995 and has developed into a...
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