Cancer Charities in the UK – The Big List

Cancer Charities in the UK - The Big List

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 comms@pennybrohn.org.uk.

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    Blood Cancer Charities

    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.

    0808 2080 888
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    Anthony Nolan
    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.

    0303 303 0303
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    Bright Red
    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.

    0191 269 5467
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    Leukaemia Care
    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.

    08088 010 444
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    Myeloma UK
    Myeloma UK offers information and support to people affected by myeloma. Dedicated helpline, online resources and support groups.

    0800 980 3332
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    Bowel Cancer Charities

    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.

    Visit Website

    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.

    Visit Website

    Breast Cancer Charities

    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.

    0300 012 0112
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    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.

    0808 800 6000
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    CoppaFeel
    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.

    Visit Website

    Children and Young Adults Cancer Charities

    Children and Young Adult 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.

    0300 330 0803
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    Teenage Cancer Trust
    Provides specialist care and support specifically for young people affected by cancer.

    020 7612 0370
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    Gynaecological Cancer Charities

    Gynaecological Cancer Charities

    The Eve Appeal
    Offering free, expert information and support for all those affected by gynaecological cancers across the UK.

    0808 802 0019
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    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.

    0808 802 8000
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    Grace Charity
    Supports women with gynaecological cancers. Also involved in research to improve treatment and care.

    Visit Website

    Ovarian Cancer Action
    Working to improve awareness and understanding of ovarian cancer. Detailed online resources for those affected by ovarian cancer.

    Visit Website

    Male Cancer Charities

    Male Cancer Charities

    Orchid
    A charity which promotes awareness and provides support for those affected by penile, testicular and prostate cancer.

    0808 802 0010
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    Prostate Cancer UK
    Information and support for those affected by prostate cancer. Specialist nurses, resources and an online community to share experiences.

    0800 074 8383
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    Eye Cancer Charities

    Eye Cancer Charities

    OcuMel UK
    A charity run by eye cancer patients and their families, provides information and emotional support for those affected by ocular melanoma

    0300 790 0512
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    Skin Cancer Charities

    Skin Cancer

    Melanoma UK
    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.

    0808 171 2455
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    Skcin - The Karen Clifford Skin Cancer Charity
    Providing downloadable information on different types of skin cancer, sun safety and prevention.

    0115 9819116
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    Head and Neck Cancer Charities

    Head and Neck Cancer

    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.

    info@hancuk.org
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    Head and Neck Cancer Foundation
    Tailored information for patients and their families. Links to recipes, diagnosis support and an online community.

    03301 330724
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    Lung Cancer Charities

    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.

    0300 030 555

    Roy Castle Lung Foundation
    Information and support for people affected by lung cancer. Specialist helpline, local support network and an online discussion group.

    0333 323 7200
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    Other Organ Cancer Charities

    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.

    0808 801 0707
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    Kidney Cancer UK
    Information and support including free counselling for people affected by kidney cancer. Online coffee and chat group offering support and wellbeing.

    Care line: 0800 002 9002
    Counselling service: 0300 102 0101
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    Regional Cancer Charities

    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.

    0800 783 3339
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    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.

    Visit Website

    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.

    0800 652 4531
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    Other Cancer Charities

    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.

    020 7351 4480
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    Maggie's Centres
    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.

    0300 123 1801
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    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.

    0808 808 00 00
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    Cancer Research UK

    Has lots of information about all different types of cancer. They research how to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer.

    0300 1231022
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