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Cancer organisations

If you are looking for more information about cancer, care and treatment, we can help. You don't have to do it alone. Use these resources to get more help, support and advice on living with cancer.

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Medically Reviewed by Dr Rob Hicks


This list offers a guide to cancer charities, organisations and resources online.

Macmillan Cancer Support

This charity exists to help improve the lives of people living with cancer, their families and carers.

Cancer Research UK

This charity says it is the world's leading independent charity dedicated to cancer research. It has the aim that “together we will beat cancer”.

Marie Curie Cancer Care

This charity employs more than 2,700 nurses, doctors and other healthcare professionals to provide care to over 30,000 terminally ill patients a year, both in patients’ own homes and the charity’s hospices.

Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust

Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust (Jo’s Trust) is a charity dedicated to women and their families affected by cervical cancer and cervical abnormalities. Its aim is to offer information, support and friendship to women of all ages, to help them to understand the importance of cervical screening, and to provide their own personal brand of support if screening shows up abnormalities or if someone is diagnosed with cancer.

The Eve Appeal

The Eve Appeal raises funds for research into all five gynaecological cancers. Search the site for information about signs and risk factors of the disease.


Lymphoma Association

The Lymphoma Association is the only specialist UK charity that provides specific medical information and support for lymphoma patients, their families, friends and carers.


Throat Cancer Foundation

The Throat Cancer Foundation is a charity dedicated to supporting everyone affected by cancers of the throat. It also funds research and campaigns on throat cancer and HPV issues.



A men’s health charity providing information about prostate and testicular cancer. Its aim is to help stamp out male cancer altogether. is a testicular cancer charity run by survivors and soldiers who help men, their partners and families going through cancer with support, friendship and advice. It also carries out awareness events in schools, work places and British Army bases and offers advice on how men can examine themselves for the signs of testicular cancer.


Orchid works to save men's lives from testicular, prostate and penile cancers through support services, research and awareness.

Look Good...Feel Better

Look Good...Feel Better is the beauty industry's charity, offering skincare and make-up workshops to help women combat the visible side-effects of cancer treatment. It also provides extensive self-help materials that can be used at home.


British Association for Surgical Oncology

An umbrella organisation that includes the Association for Cancer Surgery and the Association of Breast Surgery.


British Association for Cancer Research

The British Association for Cancer Research has promoted cancer research for almost 50 years. Find out more about the educational and training opportunities for those involved in cancer care.


Royal College of Physicians

A who’s who of some of the leading medical specialists in the field of cancer.


See also help for:

Bowel cancer

Breast cancer

Ovarian cancer

Lung cancer

Pancreatic cancer

Prostate cancer

Reviewed on March 30, 2017

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