There is a large number of charities and associations offering advice and support for people diagnosed with cancer and their families. Below, Oncology Systems Limited has supplied links to a range of charities, including some regional and cancer site-specific.
A UK cancer charity supporting radiotherapy research and clinical practice.
Action Radiotherapy website
ACLT is a 30+ times award-winning charity committed to providing hope to patients living with blood cancer and illnesses where a matched donor (stem cell, blood or organ) is required to save a life. Our work is driven by a belief that no one should die waiting for a donor to become available.
Against Breast Cancer
Against Breast Cancer funds pioneering research into new treatments, tools for earlier diagnosis and advice to reduce the risk of recurrence and secondary spread. Working with expert scientists we want to increase the survival rates of all breast cancer patients and ultimately, discover a vaccine against breast cancer.
Against Breast Cancer website
Anthony Nolan Trust
A national charity that finds matches for people with blood cancer and blood disorders who desperately need lifesaving transplants.
Anthony Nolan Trust website
Asian Women Cancer Group
Supports Asian women affected by cancer.
Asian Women Cancer Group website
Bloodwise is the UK’s leading blood cancer research charity and funds research into all types of blood cancer.
Bob Champion Cancer Trust
Founded in 1983, the Trust supports research and patient care relating to young men with testicular cancer, and also to prostate and bladder cancer.
The Bob Champion Cancer Trust website
Bone Cancer Research Trust
The Bone Cancer Research Trust is a charity that offers hope to people affected by primary bone cancer.
Bone Cancer Research Trust website
Bowel Cancer UK
The UK’s leading bowel cancer charity
Bowel Cancer UK website
Brain Tumour Action
Brain Tumour Action promotes a range of services and activities and aims to support people affected by brain tumours, whether directly or indirectly, and to improve treatments through training and research.
Brain Tumour Action website
Brain Tumour Charity
The Brain Tumour Charity is the world’s leading brain tumour charity and the largest dedicated funder of research into brain tumours globally. Committed to saving and improving lives and driving urgent change.
Brain Tumour Charity website
Breast Cancer Now
The UK’s largest breast cancer research charity dedicated to funding research that is entirely focused on breast cancer. The charity also provides life-changing support and campaigns for better services and care.
Breast Cancer Now website
Breast Cancer Haven
A national charity offering free emotional, physical and practical support to anyone affected by breast cancer, from its centres across the country.
Breast Cancer Haven website
British Liver Trust
A charity with dedicated resources for people with liver disease, including liver cancer.
British Liver Trust website
Butterfly Thyroid Cancer Trust
A group supporting patients with Thyroid Cancer.
Butterfly Thyroid Cancer Trust website
Cancer52 represents nearly 100 predominantly small patient support group cancer charities united by their vision of seeing a better future for everyone affected by the rare and less common cancers, which account for more than half of all cancer deaths in the UK.
Cancer Black Care
Cancer Black Care (CBC) provides a comprehensive support service to all members of the community, who are affected by cancer, and offers a safe confidential, neutral place, where service users, carers and families and friends can meet to support each other’s cultural and emotional needs.
Cancer Black Care website
Cancer Laryngectomee Trust
A charity that offers assistance to people in the UK who have had a laryngectomy.
Cancer Laryngectomee Trust website
Cancer Research UK
The UK’s leading charity dedicated to cancer research. Its website has a wealth of information about cancer, its research, how to donate and ways to support Cancer Research UK.
Cancer Research UK website
Cancer Support Scotland
Provides emotional and practical support on a one-to-one basis and through community-based groups to anyone affected by cancer, including family, friends and carers.
Cancer Support Scotland website
Childhood Eye Cancer Trust
The Childhood Eye Cancer Trust (CHECT) is a UK charity dedicated to helping people affected by retinoblastoma, a rare form of eye cancer.
Childhood Eye Cancer Trust website
A charity providing services for children and young people with cancer. It provides professional help, and practical care to children (under 21 years of age) diagnosed with cancer, and to their families.
CLIC Sargent website
CML Support Group
The UK’s only charity with an exclusive focus on people diagnosed with Ph+ Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia.
CML Support Group website
Breast cancer awareness charity educates young people on the importance of checking their boobs regularly and knowing the signs and symptoms of breast cancer.
A UK national charity raising awareness and funding research into the five gynaecological cancers – womb, ovarian, cervical, vulval and vaginal.
Eve Appeal website
Helen Rollason Cancer Charity
Dedicated to supporting people whose lives are touched by cancer. Offers cancer support centres and cancer research teams who undertake studies into the disease and offer clinical trials.
Helen Rollason Cancer Charity website
Hereditary Breast Cancer Helpline
A national helpline providing information and help to women concerned about a family history of breast cancer.
Hereditary Breast Cancer Helpline website
Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust
Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust is the only UK charity dedicated to women, their families and friends affected by cervical cancer and cervical abnormalities.
Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust website
June Hancock Mesothelioma Research Fund
The UK’s first and largest independent mesothelioma charity.
June Hancock Mesothelioma Research Fund website
Kidney Cancer UK
Aims 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.
Kidney Cancer UK website
Kids Cancer Charity
The Kids Cancer Charity is a national charity that was set up in 1989 to support children with cancer and their families.
Kids Cancer Charity website
Let’s Face It
An international support network for people with facial disfigurement, their families, friends and professionals.
Let’s Face It website
Lynch Syndrome UK
A charity that offers support and information to people and their families affected by Lynch Syndrome,
Lynch Syndrome UK website
Macmillan Cancer Support
UK-wide charity working to improve the lives of people affected by cancer. Provides practical, medical, emotional and financial support and pushes for better cancer care.
Macmillan Cancer Support website
Provides free high-quality nursing, to give terminally ill people the choice of dying at home supported by their families. The charity has 9 hospices across the UK.
Marie Curie website
Provides impartial, up to date information relating to malignant mesothelioma for patients and their carers.
Mesothelioma UK website
Mouth Cancer Foundation
Dedicated to the relief of sickness and the promotion and protection of good health among those suffering or at risk of mouth, throat and other head & neck cancers.
Mouth Cancer Foundation website
Provides support and information for anyone affected by cancer, offering practical ways of enhancing physical, psychological and emotional well-being.
Mulberry Centre website
Provides information and support to people with myeloma and their families.
Myeloma UK website
NET Patient Foundation
NET Patient Foundation (NPF) is the only charity in the UK and Ireland solely dedicated to providing support and information to people affected by Neuroendocrine Cancer. Their purpose is to support and inform patients and families from diagnosis, enabling access to the best care and treatment, whilst stimulating NET research, increasing national awareness and influencing improvements in outcomes.
NET Patient Foundation
Formed to promote awareness of oesophageal cancer. It also intends to encourage research into the cause of oesophageal cancer and to develop information and support services for patients and their families.
OPA – The Oesophageal Patients Association
Providing information for patients, carers and their families affected by oesophageal or gastric cancers.
Orchid exists to save men’s lives from male cancer through a range of support services, education and awareness campaigns and a pioneering research programme.
Ovacome is the national UK ovarian cancer charity focused on providing support to anyone affected by ovarian cancer including women who have either been diagnosed with the disease or think that they might be at risk, as well as their friends and family and healthcare professionals.
Ovarian Cancer Action
Aims to improve the survival of women with ovarian cancer by raising awareness of symptoms and risk factors, funding research and giving women a voice.
Ovarian Cancer Action website
Pancreatic Cancer Action
Aiming to improve early diagnosis of pancreatic cancer and improve the quality of life for those affected by pancreatic cancer.
Pancreatic Cancer Action website
Pancreatic Cancer UK
Provides expert, personalised support and information via their Support Line and through a range of publications, funds innovative research, and campaigns for change.
Pancreatic Cancer UK website
Prostate Cancer UK
Prostate Cancer UK aims to improve the care and welfare of those affected by prostate cancer, increase investment in research, and raise public and political awareness of a long-neglected disease.
Prostate Cancer UK website
Prostate Cancer Research Centre
The Prostate Cancer Research Centre is the only charity solely focused on funding world-class scientists developing new treatments for advanced prostate cancer.
Prostate Cancer Research Centre website
Prostate Matters is a not for profit organisation that is committed to providing free information about prostate disease from world-leading authorities.
Prostate Matters website
A Scottish charity set up to provide information, advice and help on prostate health and diseases test and treatments.
Prostate Scotland website
Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation
The Foundation funds research into early diagnosis of the disease, provides support to patients and their families, as well as helping people quit smoking and providing anti-smoking education for children and young people.
Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation website
Sail 4 Cancer
Sail 4 Cancer is primarily a provider of water-based respite days and holidays for families affected by cancer. The charity also makes grants to cancer care centres and supports research into the positive effects of exercise (e.g. sailing) and how it can help prevent cancer and aid recovery post diagnosis.
Sail 4 Cancer website
Provides information about sarcoma and its treatments, offers email support, in some cases can arrange patient-to-patient contact.
Sarcoma UK website
Target Ovarian Cancer
Target Ovarian Cancer is the UK’s leading ovarian cancer charity working to improve early diagnosis, funds life-saving research and provides much-needed support to women with ovarian cancer.
Target Ovarian Cancer website
Teenage Cancer Trust
Funds and organises support and information for young people with cancer, their families, schools and health professionals. Establishes purpose-built Teenage Cancer Trust units and campaigns for better services for young people with cancer.
Teenage Cancer Trust website
Teenagers and Young Adults with Cancer
TYAC is the UK’s professional association for those involved in the treatment, care and support of teenagers and young adults with cancer. By providing information on best practice and new developments, training and support to our members, and through funding and supporting research into teenage and young adult cancer, they aim to improve the quality of life and likelihood of survival for young people with cancer.
Teenagers and Young Adults with Cancer website
Trekstock delivers practical and social support programmes tailored to the needs of young adults, to give them a better chance of living well through and beyond cancer.
Assists people who have, or about to have, a urinary diversion of any kind.
Urostomy Association website
Vulva Awareness Campaign Organisation
A support group for those who have been affected by vulva cancer.
Vulva Awareness Campaign Organisation website
We Hear You (WHY)
We Hear You (WHY) provides a free professional counselling service for anyone affected by a diagnosis of cancer or another life-threatening condition. This includes family, friends, colleagues and carers as well as patients.
We Hear You website
Wessex Cancer Trust
Provides health and well-being information, exercise programmes and courses to the local community.
Wessex Cancer Trust website