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This page gives  information and links to various cancer support groups throughout the UK as well as other European and English speaking countries. To make the list easier to navigate, the support groups are divided into separate categories:- 

 

General UK cancer support groups:

The Afiya Trust (cancer support service for the black and  minority ethnic community) 
27-29 Vauxhall Grove, Vauxhall, London, SW8 1SY

Main telephone:

020 7582 0400

Fax number:

020 7582 2552

Web site:

http://afiyatrust.org.uk/

 

Bristol Cancer Help Centre

Grove House, Cornwallis Grove, Clifton

Bristol, BS8 4PG

Main telephone number:

+44 (0) 117 980 9500

Fax number:

+44 (0) 117 923 9184

Email:

info@bristolcancerhelp.org

Web site:

www.bristolcancerhelp.org

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Cancerbackup Now Cancer relief Macmillan (see below)

 

Cancer Treatments International

Cancer Treatment.net is a comphrehensive resource for information about treatment for different types of cancer. They strive to provide accurate information and pathways to treatment. 

www.cancertreatment.net

 

Cancerlink

11-21 Northdown Street, 

London N1 9BN

Main telephone number:

020 7833 2818

Helpline phone number:

020 520 2603

Freephone helpline:

01808 808 0000

Fax number:

020 7833 4963

Email:

cancerlink@cancerlink.org.uk 

 

Cancer Black Care (cancer support service for the black and  minority ethnic community)

79 Acton Lane, London, NW10 8UT

Main telephone number:

020 8961 4151

Fax number:

020 8 961 4152

Email:

info@cancerblackcare.org

Web site:

http://www.cancerblackcare.org/

 

Cancer Care Society

11 The Cornmarket, Romsey,

Hants SO51 8GB

Main telephone number:

+44 (0) 1794 830300

Fax number:

+44 (0) 1794 518133

Email:

info@cancercaresoc.demon.co.uk

Web site:

www.cancercaresoc.demon.co.uk

 

Cancer Equality (cancer support service for the black and  minority ethnic community)

27 - 29 Vauxhall grove, Vauxhall, 

London SW8 1SY

Main telephone number:

020 7735 7888

Fax number:

020 7820 1115

Web site:

http://www.cancerequality.org.uk/

 

Cancer Research UK

P.O. Box 123, Lincoln's Inn Fields

London WC2A 3PX

Main telephone number:

020 7242 0200

Helpline telephone number:

020 7121 6699

Fax number:

020 7269 3100

Specialist cancer nurses:

020 7061 8355

Freephone helpline:

0800 226 237

Textphone:

0207 7061 8484

Web site:

www.cancerresearchuk.org

 

Cancerwise UK

A holistic and lifestyle Support Centre 
CancerWise, Tavern House, 4 City Business Centre, Basin Road, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 8DU
Telephone number is: 01243 778516

www.Cancerwise.org.uk

 

Casting for recovery

A group of cancer survivors using river fishing as a focus for getting together in the countryside .
PO Box 3611, Slough, Berkshire, SL3 3 BY 
email: info@castingforrecovery.org.uk
www. castingforrrecovery.org.uk

 

CLIC Sargent (children's cancer)

Horatio House

77-85 Fulham Palace Road, London W6 8JC

Main telephone number:

0300 330 0803

Fax number:

020 8752 2806

Freephone helpline:

0800 197 0068

Email:

info@clicsargent.org.uk

Web site:

www.cancerresearchuk.org

 

Macmillan CancerLine

89 Albert Embankment

London, SE1 7UQ

Freephone helpline:

0808 808 2020

Textphone:

0808 808 0121

Email:

cancerline@macmillan.org.uk

Web site:

www.macmillan.org.uk

 

Marie Curie Cancer Care

89 Albert Embankment, London SE1 7TP - England (head office)

Main telephone number:

020 7599 7777

Raglan Chambers, 63 Frogmore Street, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire NP7 5AN -  Wales

Main telephone number:

01873 30 3000

29 Albany Street, Edinburgh EH1 3QN - Scotland

Main telephone number:

0131 456 3700

60 Knock Road, Belfast BT5 6LQ - Northern Ireland

Main telephone number:

028 9088 2060

Web site:

http://www.mariecurie.org.uk

 

National Cancer Alliance

PO Box 579, Oxford OX4 1LB

Main telephone number:

+44 (0) 1865 793566

Fax number:

+44 (0) 1865 251050

Email:

nationalcanceralliance@btinternet.com

Web site:

www.nationalcanceralliance.co.uk

 

PAC Project (Positive Action on Cancer)

2a Market Place, Frome  

Somerset  BA11 1AG  

Main phone number:

01373 455 255 

Email:

enquiries@positiveactiononcancer.co.uk 

Web site:

www.positiveactiononcancer.co.uk

 


Cancer active has a quarterly magazine addressing a wide range of holistic and lifestyle issues related to cancer. It also has a useful website www.canceractive.com

 

 

 

UK cancer specific support groups:

Bladder Cancer

Action on Bladder Cancer (ABC) 

Our priorities are:

  • Improve public awareness and understanding of the causes and symptoms of bladder cancer

  • Improve medical knowledge to avoid mis-diagnosis, late diagnosis and ensure swift, appropriate referrals

  • Improve the priority of bladder cancer on the UK health agenda ABC is working to improve UK healthcare services for bladder cancer

  • Improve patients' lives. We strongly believe that the public profile of bladder cancer, and as a result the care of patients, can be significantly improved by a dedicated advocacy group -

Action on Bladder Cancer (ABC) c/o ABC Secretariat Right Angle Communications Barley Mow Centre
10 Barley Mow Passage London W4 4PH
Main telephone number: +44 (0)20 3142 6491 or + 44 (0)20 3142 6490
Fax number: +44 (0)20 3070 0054
Email: abc@rightangleuk.com
Web site: www.actiononbladdercancer.org

 

Bowel (colorectal)

Bowel Cancer UK

7 Rickett Street, London, SW6 1RU - England

Main telephone number:

020 7381 9711

Helpline telephone number:

08708 50 60 50

Email (England):

admin@bowelcanceruk.org.uk

20 Queen Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1JX - Scotland

Main telephone number:

0131 225 5333

Helpline telephone number:

08708 50 60 50

Email (Scotland):

scotadmin@bowelcanceruk.org.uk

Web site:

www.bowelcanceruk.org.uk

 

Beating Bowel Cancer

Harlequin House, 7 High St, Teddington

Middlesex, TW11 8EE

Main telephone number:

0208 973 0000

Specialist nurse advisory line:

0208 973 0011

Fax number:

020 8892 1008

Email:

info@beatingbowelcancer.org

Forum:

community.beatingbowelcancer.org

Web site:

beatingbowelcancer.org

 

British Colostomy Association

15 Station Road, Reading,

Berkshire RG1 1LG

Main telephone number:

0118 939 1537

Fax number:

0118 956 9095

Helpline telephone number:

0800 328 4257

Email:

sue@bcass.org.uk

Web site:

http://www.bcass.org.uk

 

Breast

Against Breast Cancer (ABC)

B363 Curie Avenue, Harwell Business Centre

Oxford, OX11 0RA

Telephone number:

0870 7744288

Fax number:

01235 820506

Email:

info@aabc.org.uk

Web site:

http://www.aabc.org.uk

 

Breast Cancer Care

Kiln House, 210 New Kings Road

London, SW6 4NZ

Main telephone number:

0207 384 2984

Helpline telephone number:

0808 800 6000

Fax number:

0207 384 3387

Email:

uk@breastcare.co.uk, bcc@breastcancercare.org.uk

Web site:

www.breastcancercare.org.uk

 

Keeping A Breast

A breast cancer support group http://www.keepingabreast.org.uk/ 

Information about our local branch: www.meetup.com/Keeping-Abreast-Bedford

 https://www.facebook.com/pages/Keeping-Abreast-Bedford/397655616986521?fref=ts

 

Breast Care Campaign

Blythe Hall, 100 Blythe Road,

London, W14 0HB

Main telephone number:

020 7371 1510

Helpline telephone number:

0207 371 4598

 

Breast Cancer Haven

Effie Road

London, SW6 1TB

Main telephone number:

020 7384 0099 

Fax number:

020 7384 0001

Email:

info@breastcancerhaven.org.uk

Web site:

www.breastcancerhaven.org.uk

 

Hereditary Breast Cancer Helpline

Information Centre, St Anne's Cottage

Over Haddon, Derby, DE45 1JE

Main telephone number:

01629 813000

Email:

canhelp@btopenworld.com

 

Brain

Ali's Dream ( childhood brain tumours)

30 Hermitage Way, Stanmore

Middlesex, HA7 2AY

Main telephone number:

020 8863 6068

Email:

info@alisdream.org.uk

Web site:

www.alisdream.org.uk

 

UK Brain Tumour Society

6 Queen Street, Whitehaven, Cumbria, CA28 7BB

Main telephone number:

0845 450 0386

Fax number:

0845 450 0386

Email:

enquiries@ukbts.org.uk

Web site:

http://www.ukbts.org.uk

 

Brain Tumour Foundation

PO Box 123, Tewkesbury

Gloucestershire, GL20 7YT

Main telephone number:

01684 290439

Fax number:

01684 290439

Email:

btf.uk@virgin.net

 

Brain Tumour Action

124 Crewe Road South

Edinburgh, EH4 2NY

Main telephone number:

0131 315 7299

Helpline number:

0131 466 3116

Email:

lorraine@braintumouraction.org.uk

Web site:

www.braintumouraction.org.uk

 

Brain and Spine Foundation

3.36 Canterbury Court, Kennington Park, 1-3 Brixton Road, London, SW9 6DE 
Main telephone number: 0808 808 1000
Email: info@brainandspine.org.uk 
Web site: http://www.brainandspine.org.uk

 

Samantha Dickson Brain Tumour Trust

Century House, High Street, Hartley Wintney

Hampshire RG27 8NY

Fax number:

0845 130 9744

Helpline number:

0845 130 9733

Email:

patientinfo@sdbtt.co.uk, enquiries@sdbtt.co.uk

Web site:

http://www.sdrt.co.uk

 

Cervix

Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust

A voluntarily run the group who meet every other month on a Wednesday evening at
The Education Centre on Euston Road, NW1 
They offer support, friendship and information to women who have been diagnosed with cervical cancer.  and we would love to reach out to more women who have had this experience.
http://www.jostrust.org.uk/support/support-groups
Email: joscentrallondongroup@gmail.com

 

Lung

The Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation

200 London Road , Liverpool,

Merseyside, L3 9TA

Main telephone number:

(+44) 0871 220 5426

Helpline number:

0800 358 7200

Fax number:

(+44) 0871 220 5427

Email:

foundation@roycastle.liv.ac.uk 

Web site:

http://www.roycastle.org

 

Lymphoma

The Lymphoma Association

P O Box 386

Aylesbury, Bucks, HP20 2GA

Main telephone number:

01296 619400

Freephone helpline:

0808 808 5555

Email:

information@lymphoma.org.uk

Web site:

http://www.lymphoma.org.uk/

 

Kidney

Kidney Cancer UK

PO Box 2473, Uttoxeter, ST14 8WZ 

Main telephone number:

01889 565801

Email:

julienash@kcuk.org

Web site:

http://www.kcuk.org/

 

Kidney Support Network

www.kidneycancersupportnetwork.co.uk & www.jameswhalefund.org
working together for  Kidney cancer  patients, survivors and  their families.
Please join our patient forum for friendship, support and up to date information.

Contact - 07896.882084   

 Email - contact@kidneycancersupportnetwork.co.uk

Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma Attorneys Legal help for victims of asbestos cancer, known as mesothelioma 

National Mesothelioma Lawyers

Mesothelioma support group

PleuralMesothelioma.com (A web site which among other useful information has links to a free about a book by Paul Kraus a Mesothelioma survivor).

www.survivingmesothelioma.com

www.mesotheliomasymptoms.com/

 

Ovary

Ovacome

Elizabeth Garret Anderso Hospital, Huntley Street,

London WC1E 6DH

Main telephone number:

020 7380 9589

Fax number:

020 7380 9877

Email:

ovacome@ovacome.org.uk

Web site:

http://www.ovacome.org.uk/Home

 

Prostate

Prostate Cancer UK
 info@prostatecanceruk.org 

www.prostatecanceruk.org 
Confidential helpline 0800 074 8383 
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/prostatecanceruk 
Twitter: http://twitter.com/prostateuk Prostate Cancer UK (formerly known as The Prostate Cancer Charity) is a registered charity in England and Wales (1005541) and in Scotland (SC039332). 
A company limited by guarantee registered number 2653887 (England and Wales). VAT number 905 9415 18.Registered office: First Floor, Cambridge House, 100 Cambridge Grove, Hammersmith, London W6 0LE


Prostate Cancer Network
A support group run by patients for patients and covering the South of England from Eastbourne to Bournemouth and surrounding areas. 
Chairman Roger Bacon
PO Box 66,
Emsworth,
Hants, PO10 7ZP
HELP LINE: 0845 650 2555
http://www.pcaso.org

 

Carers support groups:

 

Carers UK

20-25 Glasshouse Yard, London  EC1A 4JT 

Main telephone number:

020 7490 8818

Helpline telephone number:

0808 808 7777

Fax number:

020 7490 8824

Email:

info@carersuk.org

Web site:

www.carersuk.org

 

Carers Scotland

91 Mitchell Street, Glasgow  G1 3LN
Main telephone number: 0141 221 9141
Helpline telephone number: 0808 808 7777
Email: info@carerscotland.org

Web site:

www.carerscotland.org

 

Carers Wales

River House, Ynsbridge Court, Gwaelod-y-Garth
Cardiff CF15 9SS
Main telephone number: 029 2081 1370
Helpline telephone number: 0808 808 7777
Email: info@carerswales.org

Web site:

www.carerswales.org

 

Carers Northern Ireland

58 Howard Street, Belfast BT1 6PJ

Main telephone number: 028 9043 9843
Helpline telephone number: 0808 808 7777
Email: info@carersni.org

Web site:

www.carersni.org

 

Carers in Bedfordshire

The Goldington Centre, 10 Barkers Lane,
Bedford MK41 9SJ
Main telephone number: 01234 214 914
Email: contact@carersinbeds.co,uk
Web site: http://www.carersinbeds.co.uk/

International cancer support groups:

  • Australian
  • European
  • Ireland
  • USA

USA:

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
1275 York Avenue, New York, NY 10021
Main telephone number: (1) 212-639-2000
Helpline number: (1) 212-639-4900
Freephone helpline: 888-675-7722
Email: publicaffairs@mskcc.org

Web site:

http://www.mskcc.org

 

National Cancer Institute

Web site:

http://www.cancer.gov

 

American Cancer Society

Web site:

http://www.cancer.org

Roots and wings 
A  small organization which helps people look at cancer through a new light. We motivate people to thrive and not survive cancer as we believe that cancer is a life altering experience. http://www.cancerawakens.com 

Academic and research organisations

Imperial cancer research fund - General information about cancer, including causes, prevention and treatment.

Gray Laboratories - A laboratory based in North London researching Radiotherapy and molecular biology.

The Institute of Cancer Research - One of the largest research institutes in the UK - it is affiliated with the Royal Marsden Hospital.

Cancer Research Campaign
http://www.crc.org.uk/

Imperial Cancer Research Fund
http://www.icnet.uk/

http://kryton.cr.man.ac.uk/table.htm
Cancer Group Institute
Founded in 1961, this resource from Dr. Jonathan Stillwell is an excellent provider of cancer information.

http://www.cancergroup.com/
Cansearch a guide to cancer resources- American guide to help with your search for vital information about cancer. Useful for both patients and families..

http://www.access.digex.net/~mkragen/cansearch.html
Clinical trials in Cancer Research - information for patients. Information for cancer sufferers who are taking part in, or about to take part in, clinical trials. The University of Bonn's medical centre (their spelling) recycles the info from the German National Cancer Institute. The site is in English

http://imsdd.meb.uni-bonn.de/cancernet/203900.html
Institute of Food Research. Company registered as a charity, with labs at Norwich and Reading, with 500 staff doing high-powered research on food and health (eg: broccoli, cauli and sprouts may protect you against cancer)

http://www.ifrn.bbsrc.ac.uk/
Guide to Internet Resources for Cancer

www.ucl.ac.uk/oncology University College London - Oncology - scientific and medical cancer research

Complementary medicine organisations

The Royal Hospital for Intergrated Medicinel  The UK's only NHS complementary medicine Hospital.

Bagnall Centre for Integrated Healthcare71-79 Waterside, Chesham HP5 1PE. Call us on 01494 791288 

The Pennty Brohn Bristol cancer helpline. A unit which brings together holistic healthcare practitioners for mutual support and personal and professional development. Publications include self-help books and tapes ranging from breathing and relaxation to medication and diet.

 The National Cancer Institute alternative medicine web sites. A web site established by the NCI

 A web site sanctioned by the National Cancer Institute. A web site built in association with the NCI

Gearson therapy. This homepage is the largest and most comprehensive source of alternative and holistic medicines including information.

Self help books

Lifestyle after Cancer - the facts 2011 edition
cancernet.co.uk/books.htm

Cancer a caregiver's view - 2011 edition
avalonpress.co.uk/newrelease.html  

Tips to reduce family arguments
books.htm

General lifestyle, exercise and healthy living groups

www.keep-healthy.com

www.workoutathome.co.uk Workout at home - Hate the gym? Want to lose weight? Need motivation then let the gym come to you. Kind regards, Jason Korinek T: 02920 460732 M: 07792 071810 E: info@workoutathome.co.uk

Michael Scott Personal Training is a Kent based personal training service dedicated to helping you achieve your health and fitness goals. Lose Weight, Build Muscle or Tone Up with Michael in the Gym, home, place of work or even local park. URL : http://www.personalfitnesstrainingkent.co.uk 


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