Breast Cancer Care: founded by Betty Westgate, a breast cancer survivor, Breast Cancer Care is a charity that provides information and support to people affected by breast cancer. Cancer patients may speak with nurses as well as with former cancer patients who volunteer their time and advice to guide cancer patients through the maize of breast cancer diagnosis and treatment.
British Lung Foundation: aims to prevent lung disease by raising awareness about lung diseases, and by campaigning for positive change in UK’s lung health. The foundation also provides information on its website on the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of lungs cancer, as well as a hotline for more information and support to lung cancer patients.
British Thyroid Foundation: is a charity that provides support and information to patients with thyroid disorders, including thyroid cancers. This includes support of parents of children with thyroid cancer. The foundation has also published a book that details low-iodine diet and recipes to help thyroid cancer patients and their families plan their meals.
Camp Quality UK: offers children with potentially life-limiting illnesses including cancer the opportunity to have fun, play, and enjoy various indoor and outdoor activities under the supervision of a competent personnel. It also strives to lessen the stress that most cancer patient’s parents and siblings are often subjected to, providing them with a much needed reprieve.
Camp Simcha: provides 24/7 practical and emotional support to children suffering from cancer and their families anywhere in the UK. Camp Simcha also gifts balloons and toys and entertains the young cancer patients with clowns in hospitals and hospices.
Cancer Buddies Network: is a web-based social network that helps cancer patients, their friends, and families to connect, exchange experiences, and help each other withstand cancer and its treatment. This association helps cancer patients find a support community consisting of cancer patients undergoing similar experiences that can relate and offer practical advice.
Cancer Focus Northern Ireland: provides care and support services in all of Northern Ireland to nearly 6,000 cancer patients and their families, including to some 200 children whose parents suffer from cancer, in addition to 4,000 cancer counseling sessions and 2,000 cancer helpline phone inquiries. The association has also helped 4,000 people in their efforts to quit smoking, and supports cancer research, particularly at Queen’s University.
Cancer Fund for Children: is an Irish charitable organization that provides support to children and young adults suffering from cancer, as well as to their families in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Help provided to cancer patients by the association takes several forms of psychological, practical, and financial support at home as well as at the hospital. In addition, the association offers young cancer patients and their families free short vacation stays at their new Daisy Lodge facility in Newcastle, as well as in Pine & Birch cottages in Coleraine.
The Childhood Eye Cancer Trust: is a charitable organization dedicated to supporting families in the UK whose child was diagnosed with the eye cancer known as retinoblastoma. In addition, the charity works to improve retinoblastoma awareness and research. To date, the organization has provided financial aid to 40 families with cancer. It also provides other forms of support to more than 500 families with a child suffering from retinoblastoma each year.
Fight Bladder Cancer: provides information and supports to people affected by bladder cancer. This charity is run by bladder cancer survivors and their families, and operates across the country through its online and social media presence. In addition to bladder cancer patients and their families, the charity also counts cancer specialists, urologists, nurses, and scientists among its more than 4,000 members.
Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust: is a charitable organization devoted to helping cervical cancer patients and their families throughout the UK. The trust provides access to information and practical support to cervical cancer patients around the clock. In addition, the trust also works to improve cervical cancer awareness for the prevention and early detection of this cancer in women.
Knitted Knockers UK: provides women with breast cancer who have undergone a mastectomy or lumpectomy an alternative to undergoing additional surgeries and breast implants. The charitable organization provides 100% cotton knit prostheses in the shape of real breasts with or without nipples to cancer patients. The charity also offers a waterproof version for water activities and swimming. Knitted knockers are breathable, lightweight, come in several colors, and offered for free upon request to all breast cancer patients in the UK.
Little Princess Trust: helps children with cancer who find losing their hair after chemotherapy upsetting with the gift of wigs made of real hair. To date, the charity has donated more than 4000 real hair wigs to children with cancer across the UK. The charity works closely with hair professionals to best adapt the wigs to each young cancer patient looks and natural hair color. The charity provides the wigs for free for the entire duration of cancer treatment.
Maggie’s: offers free support to cancer patients in 17 centers at NHS hospitals throughout the UK. The support is provided by cancer specialists and psychology and nutrition professionals that help cancer patients chart the best way to manage their illness. Maggie’s also helps cancer patients find and meet other patients for support and help.
Rarer Cancers Foundation (RCF): Provides help and support to patients and their families affected by the less common forms of cancer. RCF offers several services free of charge, including fact sheets about some of the rarer cancers, an 0800 phone helpline that offers help with cancer diagnosis, and a cancer patient forum wherein cancer patients may network and exchange experiences.
Siblinks: is an online forum dedicated to people aged 13 to 25 who have a sibling diagnosed with cancer. The forum helps youngsters with a sibling suffering of cancer to connect, exchange information, and generally to provide each other with much needed emotional support and help.
Teenage Cancer Trust: is a charity that strives to offer practical support to patients between the ages of 13 and 24 that are afflicted with cancer. Among other things, the trust funds coordinators and specialized nurses, helps teenagers with cancer be treated at home whenever possible, and supports education and research for cancers that affect mostly teenagers.