Big C has four drop-in support and information centres across Norfolk and Waveney, providing valuable information about diagnosis, treatments, side effects and recovery. Trained staff members are available to provide emotional help, support and complementary therapies.
Telephone: 01603 619900
Beating Bowel Cancer
Beating Bowel Cancer campaigns for patient awareness, improved treatment and education.
Telephone: 0845 071 9301
Bob Champion Cancer Trust
The Bob Champion Cancer Trust supports research and patient care relating to young men with testicular, prostate and bladder cancer.
Telephone: 0207 924 3553
Cancer Laryngectomee Trust
The Cancer Laryngectomee Trust provides help for sufferers of cancer of the larynx, people who have had a laryngectomy and their carers.
Telephone: 01422 205522
CLICSargent for Children with Cancer
CLICSargent for Children with Cancer is the leading UK cancer charity for children and young people. CLICSargent for Children with Cancer provides clinical, practical, financial and emotional support from diagnosis onwards for the whole family.
Telephone: 0300 330 0803
Email link: www.clicsargent.org.uk/contact-us
Colostomy UK supports and empowers people living with a stoma. Colostomy UK is a registered charity with a telephone helpline, providing advice, information and support for patients who have stomas (at times, as a result of cancer treatment).
Telephone: 0800 328 4257
Let’s Face It
Let’s Face It is a mutual help group for people with a facial disfigurement. Telephone support, including dietary and medical advice, is provided, as well as camouflage makeup information and newsletters.
Macmillan offer emotional, physical and financial support for persons with a cancer diagnosis, through treatment and beyond. Macmillan provides information, courses, workshops, advice and resources online, in person and over the phone.
Telephone: 0808 808 0000
Email link: www.macmillan.org.uk/ask-macmillan-form
Orchid – Fighting Male Cancer
Orchid exists to save men’s lives from testicular, prostate and penile cancers through pioneering research and promoting awareness.
Telephone: 0808 802 0010
Prostate Cancer UK
Prostate Cancer UK’s top priority is funding research to stop prostate cancer killing men, investing millions to find better treatments and better tests that can spot fast-growing cancers early, and could be used in a screening programme to save thousands of lives. Prostate Cancer UK provides a range of information and support so you can choose the services that work for you. All our services are open to men, their family and their friends. Services include a specialist nurse helpline, fatigue, one-to-one and diet and exercise support and access to publications.
Telephone: 0800 074 8383
Support Line offers confidential emotional support to children, young adults and adults by telephone, email and post. Support Line works with callers to develop healthy, positive coping strategies, an inner feeling of strength and increased self-esteem to encourage healing, recovery and moving forward with life.
Telephone: 01708 765200
East of England Cancer Alliance
The East of England Cancer Alliance has two Boards, one for the North team and one for the South team covering the respective geographies. They both plan to reduce variation and improve patient outcomes and experience and enable access to high-quality, evidence-based interventions across whole pathways of care, for each Alliance’s whole population. The website provides up-to-date information regarding local Cancer Care.
Blood Cancer UK
Blood Cancer UK is there for everyone affected by blood cancer; whether it’s leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma, MDS, or any other blood cancer; whether you’ve been diagnosed yourself or a loved one has; whether you’re worried about symptoms, in the middle of treatment or adjusting to life afterwards. Blood Cancer UK provides information and support by phone, email or via their online community forum.
Telephone: 0808 2080 888
British Lung Foundation
The British Lung Foundation campaigns to make UK lung research a priority, funding research into causes of lung disease, improvement of diagnostics, treatments and cures and gives advice and information to patients with lung conditions.
Telephone: 0300 003 0555
Cancer Research UK pioneers research to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured. An online Cancer Chat forum is available, along with information about cancer types, causes, signs & symptoms, tests & scans, screening and treatment. Cancer Research also provides a nurse-led helpline.
Telephone: 0808 800 4040
Email link: www.cancerresearchuk.org/talk-to-our-nurses
An information service with trained volunteers, ‘Colon Cancer’ promotes research, educational programmes and fact sheets.
Telephone: 0870 850 6050
Hereditary Breast Cancer Helpline
The Hereditary Breast Cancer Helpline provides help and information for those concerned about their family history of breast cancer and has a useful database of women prepared to share their own experiences with others.
Telephone: 01629 813000
Lymphoma Action is the UK’s only charity dedicated to lymphoma, the 5th most common cancer. Lymphoma Action has been providing in-depth, expert information for over 30 years, helping thousands of people affected by lymphoma. Their mission is to make sure no one faces lymphoma alone, with a free helpline, support groups, buddy support and online forums.
Telephone: 0808 808 5555 (option 1 for helpline)
For patients who have been diagnosed with terminal cancer and for those who care for them, Marie Curie is available to provide care and support. Marie Curie is committed to ensuring access to high-quality palliative and end of life care and support for people living with a terminal illness and their families.
Telephone: 0800 090 2309
Penny Brohn UK
Penny Brohn UK is a charity with an aim to bring improved health and enrichment to everyone affected by cancer. Whether a person is dealing with a first-time diagnosis, is further on in their cancer journey or is looking for ways to live well post-treatment, Penny Brohn UK wants to help find physical and emotional support to build resilience, whatever a person’s circumstances.
Telephone: 0303 3000 118 (option 1)
Roy Castle Cancer Foundation
The Roy Castle Cancer Foundation supports everyone affected by lung cancer – from diagnosis, through treatment, living with the disease and end of life care. They raise awareness and challenge the misconceptions of lung cancer.
Telephone: 0333 323 7200
Email link: www.roycastle.org/contact-us
The Eve Appeal
The Eve Appeal is the leading UK national charity funding research and raising awareness into the five gynaecological cancers (womb, ovarian, cervical, vulval and vaginal). The Eve Appeal runs a nurse-led information service, providing information around gynaecological health and answering questions and concerns.
Telephone: 0808 802 0019