Cancer helplines

Use our helplines to find more information and advice on being diagnosed with and suffering from cancer

NHS Choices - Cancer

nhs.uk

Comprehensive overview to cancer with extensive links to specific conditions.

MacMillan Cancer Care

Helpline: 0808 808 00 00 to talk to a cancer nurse

macmillan.org.uk

We are a source of support, helping with all the things that people affected by cancer want and need. It's not only patients who live with cancer, we also help carers, families and communities. We guide people through the system, supporting them every step of the way. If you have any questions about cancer, need support, or if you just want someone to talk to, call the free helpline.

Cancer Help UK

Helpline: 0808 800 4040

cancerhelp.cancerresearchuk.org

CancerHelp UK is a free information service about cancer and cancer care for people with cancer and their families.

Cancer Support UK

cancersupportuk.org

Cancer Support UK provides practical and emotional support to people living with cancer, both during and after the treatment period. We support people with all kinds of cancer across the UK.

Maggie’s Centres

maggiescentres.org

Maggie’s provides free practical, emotional and social support to people with cancer and their family and friends, following the ideas about cancer care originally laid out by Maggie Keswick Jencks.

Built in the grounds of NHS cancer hospitals, Maggie’s Centres are places with professional staff on hand to offer the support people need. Our Centres are places to find practical advice about benefits and eating well; places where qualified experts provide emotional support; places to meet other people; places where you can simply sit quietly with a cup of tea.

Shine Cancer Support

shinecancersupport.co.uk

Our vision is that every adult in the UK diagnosed with cancer in their 20s, 30s or 40s can access the help and support that they need in a way that suits their lifestyle, and are a part of a confident, supportive and empowered community of young adults with cancer. Our mission is to provide tailored information and peer support for anyone diagnosed with any cancer in their 20s, 30s or 40s through a range of activities.

Ellie’s Friends

elliesfriends.org

Ellie’s Friends is an online platform that enables adults living with cancer to access free and discounted services or products in their area. Our goal is to give adults living with cancer the opportunity to enjoy life, not just survive it! Equally importantly, we understand that there are already a huge number of amazing charities and support groups that provide vital services for adults living with cancer. However, it is often the case that people don’t know where to find these services. By enabling people to search for services by postcode Ellie’s Friends acts as a central directory for cancer charities that offer services to adults living with cancer.

Please see our helplines page at for links to information and support for specific cancers