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Information and Support - Cancer

If you, or someone you know, have been affected by cancer, the following organisations may be able to help.

Macmillan Cancer Support

Macmillan Cancer Support provides medical, practical, emotional and financial support to cancer patients, their carers, friends and family.

Phone: 0808 808 0000

Visit the Macmillan website

Cancer Research UK

Cancer Research UK provides easy to understand information to anyone affected or concerned about cancer.

Phone: 0808 800 4040 (weekdays 9am-5pm)

Visit the Cancer Research UK website

Cancer Support Scotland

Cancer Support Scotland provides emotional and practical support on a one-to-one basis and through community-based groups to anyone affected by cancer.

Phone: 0800 652 4531

Visit the Cancer Support Scotland website

Cancer Focus Northern Ireland

Cancer Focus Northern Ireland provide a range of free one-to-one and group support services for those living with cancer in Northern Ireland.

Phone: 0800 783 3339

Visit the Cancer Focus Northern Ireland website

Tenovus Cancer Care

Tenovus Cancer Care offers support, advice and treatment to cancer patients and their loved ones in Wales.

Phone: 0808 808 1010

Visit the Tenovus Cancer Care website

CLIC Sargent

CLIC Sargent provide clinical, practical and emotional support for children and young people, their families and professionals.

Phone: 0300 330 0803

Visit the CLIC Sargent website


riprap is a website for teenagers who have a parent with cancer. It has information about cancer, treatment, experiences of other young people and a discussion forum with other teenagers, or with the riprap team for advice or emotional support.

Visit the riprap website

Related Information and Support

If you have also been affected by bereavement, organisations listed on our Bereavement support page may be able to help.

You can find current information and support for issues covered by Action Line on the BBC Action Line website.