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Problems

Cancer

Agencies providing advice, support and information

Action Cancer (N.Ireland): 028 9080 3344, email info@actioncancer.org, www.actioncancer.org - Helpline and other support services for people concerned about cancer. Early detection and mobile clinics throughout N.Ireland, counselling and support programmes.

Beating Bowel Cancer
020 8973 0011
www.beatingbowelcancer.org
UK's only nurse-led specialist helpline for bowel cancer, which patients call a 'lifeline'.

Bowel Cancer UK:
www.bowelcanceruk.org.uk
Information on all aspects of bowel cancer.

Brohn Cancer Care:
0303 3000 118
www.pennybrohn.org.uk
Helpline and range of other support services for people with cancer. Information, emotional support, access to local support groups. Holistic complementary therapies, including sessions on diet, relaxation, mediation, healing and art therapy. A charge is made for residential therapy but financial help can be offered to those on low incomes - Bristol based.

Cancer Information and Support Service (S. and S.W. Wales): 01792 655025 other numbers 01639 642333 / 01267 679149, www.cancerinformation.org.uk - Service for cancer patients, carers, families and friends. Information, counselling drop-in, complementary therapies, library.

Cancerkin: 020 7830 2323, www.cancerkin.org.uk - Information, treatment, supportive care and rehabilitation for breast cancer patients and support for relatives.

Cancer Research UK:
www.cancerresearchuk.org
I information and support on all issues relating to cancer - to speak to a Cancer nurse call 0808 800 4040

The Caron Keating Foundation:
PO Box 122, Sevenoaks, Kent TN13 1UB
www.caronkeating.org
Providing financial assistance to small number of significant cancer charities, professional carers and support groups. Makes vital donations to creditable individuals which in many cases will completely transform their lives.

Chai cancer Care: 0808 808 4567
www.chaicancercare.org
Range of services for Jewish cancer patients and their families and friends. Helpline, well woman and well man screening clinics, counselling, advice, information, complementary therapies, libraries.

Kids Cancer Charity
01792 480500

www.christianlewistrust.org
Bereavement support, befriending, self help parent support groups. Compassionate care grants. Crisis breaks, holiday programmes, play therapy, travel insurance.

ClicSargent: 0300 330 0803
www.clicsargent.org.uk
Caring for children and young people with cancer and their families in hospital and the community.

International Myeloma Foundation (UK): 0800 980 3332, www.myeloma.org.uk
Helpline providing information and support to people affected by myeloma (bone marrow cancer) and related disorders.

Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust:
0808 802 8000

www.jostrust.org.uk/support
Provide support to women and their loved ones affected by cervical cancer and cervical abnormalities.

Kidney Cancer Support Network
01209 890326
www.kidneycancersupportnetwork.co.uk
An online chat forum for patients, their families and carers. Patients can identify other patients living close by and build relationships for mutual encouragement and support. A patient-led forum run by kidney cancer patients and carers purely for the benefit of other patients, cares and their families.

Kidney Cancer UK:
0800 002 9002 (Kidney Cancer Careline)
www.kcuk.org.uk
Support group for people with kidney cancer. Practical advice and information, leaflets, helpline, newsletter, chatroom etc.

Leukaemia Care Society: 08088 010 444
www.leukaemiacare.org.uk
24hr helpline and support for people whose lives are affected by leukaemia and other allied blood disorders. Network of regional care teams, local contacts and support. Discretionary financial assistance and holiday programme for families in need.

Lymphoma Association:
Helpline 0808 808 5555
www.lymphomas.org.uk
Telephone information and support on lymphomas and also local support groups.

Macmillan Cancer Relief Cancerline: 0808 808 0000, www.macmillan.org.uk - Support, care and practical and emotional support for people living with cancer including families, friends, carers. Also produce leaflets and booklets.

Marie Curie Cancer Care:
0800 090 2309
www.mariecurie.org.uk
Run ten centres throughout the UK which provide inpatient hospice services, respite care, rehabilitation and day care. Provide nurses nationwide to care for cancer patients in their own homes, day and night and free of charge.

Mesothelioma UK
0800 169 2409

www mesothelioma-uk.com
A national resource centre dedicated to providing specialist Mesothelioma information, support and improved care and treatment.

New Approaches to Cancer: 0800 389 2662
help@anac.org.uk
www.anac.org.uk
Maintaining a directory of Cancer Help Centres throughout the UK offering complementary treatments in cooperation with conventional treatment wherever possible.

Ovacome:
0800 008 7054
www.ovacome.org.uk
Support service for anyone affected by ovarian cancer. Helpline, telephone support network, factsheets.

The Prostate Cancer Charity: 0800 074 8383
www.prostate-cancer.org.uk
Helpline and other support and information about prostate cancer. Network of patients willing to share experiences.

PSA – Prostate Cancer Support Association:
0800 035 5302

www.prostatecancersupport.co.uk
Helpline providing support and information about prostate cancer, its treatments and their side effects for anyone affected by the condition. Can put people in touch with their local support groups.

Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation:
0333 323 7200

www.roycastle.org
Helpline offering information including details of lung cancer nurse specialists and local patient support groups.

Tenovus Cancer Information Centre: 0808 808 1010
www.tenovus.com
Telephone information, support and counselling for cancer patients, friends, families and carers.

Cancer Focus Northern Ireland
0800 7833339

www.cancerfocusni.org
Helpline for patients, families, drop-in service, counselling and support groups.

Useful websites

CLIC Sargent Community:
For young people with cancer https://community.clicsargent.org.uk  
CLIC Sargent's online community is for 16 to 24 year olds who have, or have had, cancer. Community members can share experiences, find useful information and discuss anything from treatment to tattoos. sign up online or search for the app on Google Play or The App Store: https://community.clicsargent.org.uk

http://www.clicsargent.org.uk/content/relationships-and-sex
O online relationships and sex guide aimed at helping 16+ navigate relationship and sex issues as they go through and beyond cancer treatment.

www.maggiescentres.org – A place to turn for help with any of the problems associated with cancer, whether small or large. Under one roof you can access help with information, benefits advice, psychological support both individually and in groups, courses and stress reducing strategies. Everything free of charge. Centres throughout the country

www.thelossfoundation.org
Supporting those bereaved by cancer

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