Cancer Support – Useful Contacts For Cancer Support

I have had an aweful time getting help to deal with cancer, but I hope that is not the case for everyone. Below is a list of useful contacts for getting support and help with cancer, even if your a family member, friend, carer or just anyone who is going through cancer with someone.

The info below was originally provided by Cancer Research UK


Macmillan Cancer Support improves the lives of people affected by cancer. It provides practical, medical and financial support and pushes for better cancer care.

The organisation provides booklets on cancer and treatments and runs a helpline that gives cancer information and benefits advice.

Head Office
89 Albert Embankment

Phone: 0808 808 0000 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 8pm – information is available in other languages)
Textphone: 0808 808 0121

Action Cancer

Action Cancer is the major cancer information and support charity in Northern Ireland. It has a full-time clinic and mobile unit for early detection and screening and offers one-to-one counselling. Services are free.

Action Cancer also funds a leading research team at Queen’s University and the University of Ulster.

Address:  1 Marlborough Park
Phone: 028 9080 3344

Cancer Voices

CancerVOICES is a UK wide network of people affected by cancer, supported by Macmillan Cancer Support. It can help you use your experience of cancer to help shape the future of cancer care. This might be through getting involved in local or national groups or taking part in surveys or research.

Maggies Centers

Maggie’s is a national charity with centres across the UK. It offers care and support to people affected by cancer. Each Centre is beside an NHS cancer hospital and is run by specialist staff.

You can join a support group, take part in weekly sessions like relaxation and stress management or learn about nutrition and health.

Registered Office:
The Stables
Western General Hospital
Crewe Road

Phone: 0300 123 1801

Marie Curie

Head Office
89, Albert Embankment
Phone: 0800 716 146

Runs 9 centres (hospices) throughout the UK, and a nationwide Marie Curie nursing service, providing hands-on care for patients in their own homes throughout the day or night, free of charge.


National Cancer Institute

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is the US organisation for cancer research. It has information about all types of cancer.

Penny Brohn UK

A UK based centre that offers a programme of complementary care (The Bristol Whole Life Approach) to people with cancer and their loved ones. They can give you information about appropriate, balanced and nutritious diets for people with cancer.

Chapel Pill Lane
BS20 0HH

Helpline: 0303 3000 118 (Mon to Fri, 9.30am to 5pm)

Cancer Support Scotland

Cancer Support Scotland Centre
75 Shelley Road
G12 0ZE

Phone: 0141 337 8199 or Freephone 0800 652 4531


Offers information, support, education and care for cancer patients, their relatives and friends, and health professionals. Network of support groups throughout Scotland.

Tenovus Cancer Care

Gleider house
Ty Glas road
CF14 5BD

Provides an information service on all aspects of cancer, and practical and emotional support for cancer patients and their families. Freephone Cancer Helpline staffed by nurses, social worker and counsellor. Drop-in Tenovus cancer information at Velindre Hospital, Cardiff CF14 2TL. Online community to talk to other people affected by cancer.

Freephone helpline 0808 808 1010

Cancer Focus Northern Ireland

40-44 Eglantine Avenue

Phone: 0800 783 3339 (helpline)
Phone: 028 9066 3281 (admin)
Nurses helpline:

Provides a cancer information helpline, information and resource centre, public and professional education. Rehabilitation programmes and support groups for patients and relatives.

Health Talk Online

The cancer section of this website contains video and audio clips of people with the main types of cancer, so that you can share in their stories.

There is:

The Cancer Counselling Trust

The Cancer Counselling Trust has now closed but their website gives details of other organisations that provide counselling services. It also has some useful information and links for people affected by cancer.

About PeeWeeToms

So what's the story? Well in 2015 I was diagnosed with a Sarcomatoid Carcinoma. To say the least it was aweful, I have managed to get through three years now with it coming back with vengance 4 times. On the 29th December 2017 I found it had likely spread. This is my dialogue with myself.

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