This is a selection of cancer charities in the UK which we have complied to allow you to find further support and information, which you may find helpful. Penny Brohn UK provides support to people living with any type of cancer. For more information on our services, please visit our welcome page.
There are over 200 different cancers. By exploring different cancer charities and some that are specific to your diagnosis, you are likely to find a broad range of resources and a mix of options for both you and your cancer supporters and carers.
If you are a cancer charity based in the UK and would like to be added to the list then please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Blood Cancer Charities
Blood Cancer UK
The UK's specialist blood cancer charity, providing practical and emotional support to anyone affected by blood cancer. Free and confidential support telephone line, and an active online community support network where you talk to others affected by blood cancer.
Supporting patients and families with blood cancer and those having stem cell or bone marrow transplants. Website has a breadth of resources and real patient case studies.
Established to support those with blood cancer in the North of England. The charity focuses on Care for those with blood cancer and their families, education of healthcare professionals and Research into blood cancer treatments.
Leukaemia Care is a national blood cancer charity that provides emotional support, advice, and help to anyone affected by blood cancer and their families. They have a network of online, virtual local support groups across the UK.
Myeloma UK offers information and support to people affected by myeloma. Dedicated helpline, online resources and support groups.
Bowel Cancer Charities
Bowel Cancer UK
Provides a wealth of information and fact sheets plus general support for people affected by bowel cancer. The charity hosts weekly online chats with other patients, and has active online community.
Bowel Cancer West
They focus on improving the survival rates for people living in the South West of England. Their website has a wealth of information on bowel cancer to raise awareness and they also fund research and training.
Breast Cancer Charities
Breast Cancer Haven
Offers free 1:1 support as well as online classes and support groups for all affected by breast cancer.
Breast Cancer Now
Extensive resources and information on the website. Also has access to specialist nurses and an active online Forum where you can ask questions and get some support from others.
An online resource aimed at young people, focusing on the signs and symptoms of breast cancer. Lots of digital resources and case studies are available on the website.
Children and Young Adults Cancer Charities
CLIC Sargent/Young Lives vs Cancer
UK cancer charity for children, young people and their families. They provide medical, practical, financial and emotional support.
Teenage Cancer Trust
Provides specialist care and support specifically for young people affected by cancer.
Gynaecological Cancer Charities
The Eve Appeal
Offering free, expert information and support for all those affected by gynaecological cancers across the UK.
Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust
Dedicated UK charity specifically for women affected by cervical cancer and cervical abnormalities. Helpline and experts available to answer questions, also an online forum to allow users to share experiences and ask for support.
Supports women with gynaecological cancers. Also involved in research to improve treatment and care.
Ovarian Cancer Action
Working to improve awareness and understanding of ovarian cancer. Detailed online resources for those affected by ovarian cancer.
Male Cancer Charities
A charity which promotes awareness and provides support for those affected by penile, testicular and prostate cancer.
Prostate Cancer UK
Information and support for those affected by prostate cancer. Specialist nurses, resources and an online community to share experiences.
Eye Cancer Charities
Skin Cancer Charities
Working to give patients and their families support upon diagnosis and during treatment. Offers virtual meet ups and expert-led webinars. The My Melanoma App allows users to digitally manage their condition.
Skcin - The Karen Clifford Skin Cancer Charity
Providing downloadable information on different types of skin cancer, sun safety and prevention.
Head and Neck Cancer Charities
Head and Neck Cancer UK
Established by head and neck cancer experts and survivors. The website has several patient case studies, detailed articles and links to local support groups.
Head and Neck Cancer Foundation
Tailored information for patients and their families. Links to recipes, diagnosis support and an online community.
Lung Cancer Charities
British Lung Cancer Foundation
Information and support for those affected by lung cancer. Network of Breathe Easy support groups across the UK, helpline and online resources.
Roy Castle Lung Foundation
Information and support for people affected by lung cancer. Specialist helpline, local support network and an online discussion group.
Other Organ Cancer Charities
Pancreatic Cancer UK
Pancreatic Cancer UK provides expert, personalised support to people affected by pancreatic cancer via their Support Line and through their information. They also have an online discussion forum and pancreatic cancer online support sessions.
Kidney Cancer UK
Information and support including free counselling for people affected by kidney cancer. Online coffee and chat group offering support and wellbeing.
Regional Cancer Charities
Cancer Focus Northern Ireland
A charity which provides care and support for people with cancer and their families. Includes counselling, group support and transport to hospital services.
Wales Cancer Alliance
Help and support for cancer patients and their families in Wales. Extensive information on different types of cancer which is also useful for healthcare professionals.
Cancer Support Scotland
Established in 1980 to offer support to anyone in Scotland affected by cancer. The charity offers free complementary therapy, counselling and wellbeing services.
Other Cancer Charities
Lymphoedema Support Network (LSN)
The LSN is a registered charity run by people who live with lymphoedema, informing, supporting and encouraging self-care.
Maggie's provides free practical, emotional and social support across the Up and online to people with cancer and their family and friends. Has Access to specialists, psychologists and benefit advisors, and an online support. forum.
Macmillan Cancer Support
Macmillan provides services for people living with cancer at every stage of their cancer experience, researching cancer care, and supporting the cancer workforce.
Cancer Research UK
Has lots of information about all different types of cancer. They research how to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer.