Information and Support
If you, or someone you know, have been affected by the issues raised in this programme, the following organisations can help:
Breast Cancer Care
Breast Cancer Care is just a phone call or mouse-click away for anyone living with and beyond breast cancer. Their free Helpline, information-packed website and online discussion forums offer a friendly ear and expert guidance. Across the UK, they also offer skilled emotional and practical support through a range of confidential, face-to-face services, helping people every step of the way.
Helpline: 0808 800 6000
Breakthrough Breast Cancer
Breakthrough Breast Cancer is dedicated to saving lives through improving early diagnosis, developing new treatments and preventing all types of breast cancer. Their website includes information about their work into breast cancer detection, diagnosis, treatment and prevention, as well as an interactive guide to NHS breast screening and award winning health information on breast cancer signs and symptoms, risk factors, and family history.
Phone: 08080 100 200
CoppaFeel! is a breast cancer awareness charity which focuses on promoting early detection of breast cancer by encouraging people under 35 to regularly check their breasts. Their website tells you what to look out for, and offers a free reminder service by text, email or app. To spread their message with a personal touch, CoppaFeel! have a team of Boobettes who visit schools, youth groups, and work places to tell their own stories of breast cancer and raise awareness of the importance of regular breast checks. The charity is also represented at university campuses across the country by a dedicated group of Boob Team members who raise awareness of CoppaFeel!’s key messages amongst their fellow students.
Breast Cancer Campaign
Breast Cancer Campaign is dedicated to funding world class research into breast cancer and will support research at centres of excellence in the UK and the Republic of Ireland. Their website offers information about breast cancer treatment and diagnosis, signs and symptoms, a monthly breast check reminder, and further information about breast cancer research.
National Hereditary Breast Cancer Helpline
The National Hereditary Breast Cancer Helpline exists to ensure that those worried about their family history have access to full information on all the options currently available, referrals where appropriate, and full peer support for whatever option is chosen, as well as to ensure that those affected have the opportunity to make informed choices. It is also an important role of the helpline to reassure those worrying unnecessarily.
Helpline: 01629 813000 (24 hours a day)
The Haven is a national breast cancer support charity with centres in Hereford, Leeds and London. The Haven offers a personalised, in-depth programme of psychological support and complementary therapies entirely free of charge, to breast cancer patients. Each patient can access up to ten free therapy sessions designed to meet their needs which complement their medical treatment. For those who cannot reach a Haven help is also available through a Haven at Home DVD, over the telephone and through the website.
Phone: 020 7384 0000
Macmillan Cancer Support
Macmillan Cancer Support provides quality assured, up-to-date cancer information, written by specialists for patients, relatives and carers. They also offer advice on how to deal with the practical, financial and emotional effects that a cancer diagnosis may have. No one should face cancer alone. If you have any questions about cancer, need support or just want someone to talk to, talk to the Macmillan team
Helpline: 0808 808 0000
Cancer Research UK
Cancer Research UK carries out research to improve understanding of the disease and find out how to prevent, diagnose and treat different kinds of cancer. It also runs a patient information site, CancerHelp UK, which provides easy to understand information to the public. Anyone affected or concerned about cancer can also call their team of specialist nurses.
Helpline: 0808 800 4040 (weekdays 9am-5pm)
Cruse Bereavement Care
Cruse Bereavement Care exists to promote the well-being of bereaved people and to enable anyone bereaved by death to understand their grief and cope with their loss.
Helpline: 0844 477 9400 (weekdays 9:30am–5pm)