Cancer Care & Support Information
We know that cancer affects not just the patient, but families and friends too. Sometimes you just need a bit of extra help and support to get through the hard times. There is a wealth of help and support out there, whether you have financial worries, emotions you cant overcome or if you want to know more about specific types of cancer, we have pulled together a few of the organisations available to you.
These charities are here to help and many offer support groups and networks giving further information and advise for cancer patients and their carers.
Breast Cancer Now
A merger in 2019 allowed the UK’s largest breast cancer research community to unite with the UK’s largest breast cancer support community, resulting in the UK’s first comprehensive breast cancer charity Breast Cancer Now. Stronger together, their vision is by 2050, everyone who develops breast cancer lives – and is supported to live well. Breast Cancer Now is dedicated to carrying out much needed world-class research, providing life-changing support and information to women with breast cancer or other breast-related problems as well as to their families, partners and friends.
Breast Cancer Now
Fifth Floor Ibex House
42-47 Minories, London, EC3N 1DY
Helpline: 0333 20 70 300
Teenagers and Young Adults With Cancer
Having cancer is hard at any age, but for a young person, it is unimaginable. Teenagers and young Adults With Cancer recognises that people aged 13-24 have different and specific needs when they get diagnosed. They work tirelessly to ensure that every patient is cared for in a sensitive and age-appropriate way, with the right to fast cancer diagnosis and the best treatment, no matter where they live. TYAC is the UK's professional association for those involved with the treatment, care and support of teenagers and young adults with cancer.
Teenagers and Young Adults with Cancer
CCLG, University of Leicester Clinical Sciences Building
Leicester Royal Infirmary
Leicester, LE2 7LX
The Brain Tumour Charity
The world’s leading brain tumour charity is dedicated to saving and improving the lives of people of all ages living with a brain tumour. The charity provides a wide range of support services which are inclusive and accessible to patients and their support network of friends and family. These include local group meetings, family days, Facebook support groups, telephone helplines and so much more. The charity also organises many fundraising events in order to raise much needing funding to improve the life for everyone affected by a brain tumour, and to dedicate to research in finding a cure.
The Brain Tumour Charity,
61-65 Victoria Road,
Hampshire, GU14 7PA
Helpline: 0808 800 0004
Macmillan Cancer Support
Macmillan Cancer Support provides physical, financial and emotional support for those living with cancer. They’re there to support every step of the way, not only for patients but for their carers, families and communities. Macmillan Cancer Support also campaign for change by challenging and working with governments to help shape policies as they fight discrimination from unfair travel costs and insurance policies to improving the benefits system. Their network of nurses, medical professionals and cancer centres provide help throughout the patient’s treatment for all.
Macmillan Cancer Support,
89 Albert Embankment,
London, SE1 7UQ
Telephone 0808 808 0000
Pancreatic Cancer UK
Pancreatic Cancer UK is the only national charity fighting pancreatic cancer on all fronts - support, information, campaigning and research. With their mission that no one should face pancreatic cancer alone their free Support Line provides expert, personalised information from specialist nurses amongst a range of other valuable resources including online discussion forums, support groups and Living with Pancreatic Cancer Support Days. Their Side by Side service also provides pancreatic patients the opportunity to speak with a trained volunteer who has been through a similar situation to their own and are able to support those living with pancreatic cancer who may have had or likely to have surgery.
Pancreatic Cancer UK,
6th Floor Westminster Tower,
3 Albert Embankment,
London SE1 7SP
General Enquiries: +44 (0)20 3535 7090 or
Support Line: 0808 801 0707 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation
The Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation is the only UK lung cancer charity dedicated to helping and providing support to those affected by the disease. The support from them is there through diagnosis, treatment, living with the disease and end of life care. The charity aims to raise awareness of lung cancer to help prevent future generations from getting it, and spend their valuable time raising funds to help fund their research into the disease, prevention and support they can provide to ensure that everyone with lung cancer can ‘live well’.
The Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation,
Cotton Exchange Building,
Old Hall Street,
Liverpool, L3 9LQ
Helpline: 0333 323 7200
The Teenage Cancer Trust
The Teenage Cancer Trust
The Teenage Cancer Trust are the only UK charity to provide much needed support and specialised nursing care for adolescents suffering from cancer, leukaemia, Hodgkin’s and related diseases. Their work includes raising funds that help to build and equip 28 specialist world-class cancer units, to treat and provide life-changing care for these teenagers. With music being an important part of teenagers’ lives, one of Teenage Cancer Trusts important fundraising events is the annual Royal Albert Hall concerts, where many popular music artists collaborate to raise vital funds to support the charity and the amazing work they do to meet the emotional, physical and psychological needs of the teenagers who are living with cancer.
Teenage Cancer Trust.
93 Newman Street,
London W1T 3EZ
Telephone: 020 7612 0370
Ovacome is a UK wide support network focused on providing vital support to anyone affected by ovarian cancer, including family, friends and healthcare specialists. They’ve built a community of around 4,000 members working together to support those affected by aiming to reduce isolation and promoting and sharing their knowledge. With a wide range of support services available including a telephone hotline, 24-hour online forum, face to face support groups, email and instant chat support, and other resources like newsletters and leaflets. Ovacome also raise awareness of ovarian cancer through their Survivors Teaching Students project and Overcome at Work initiative.
52-54 Featherstone Street,
London, EC1Y 8RT
Support Line: 0800 008 7054/07503 682 311 (Mon-Fri 10am-5pm) or
General Enquires: 0207 299 6654 or