Oncology systems limited have a brilliant website with links to a range of charities including some regional and some cancer specific charities. The links below will take you the appropriate place on OSL's website.
- Action Radiotherapy
A UK cancer charity supporting radiotherapy research and clinical practice.
Caribbean Leukaemia Trust
Aims to raise awareness of the need for people of African descent to join the Bone Marrow Registers, and to support and assist black people and people of mixed parentage suffering from leukaemia and other related cancers.
African Caribbean Leukaemia Trust website
Against Breast Cancer
Aims to raise funds for research into producing a vaccine against breast
cancer and for long term survival after breast cancer.
Against Breast Cancer website
Anthony Nolan Trust
A national charity that finds
matches for leukaemia patients who need a lifesaving transplant.
Anthony Nolan Trust website
Asian Women's Breast Cancer Group
Asian women affected by breast cancer.
Asian Women's Breast Cancer Group website
Beating Bowel Cancer
A national charity working to
highlight awareness of symptoms, promote early diagnosis and encourage open access to treatment choice for those affected by bowel cancer. Through its work it aims to save lives from this common cancer.
Bowel Cancer website
Bob Champion Cancer Trust
Founded in 1983, the Trust supports research and patient care relating to young men with testicular cancer, and also to prostate and bladder
Bob Champion Cancer Trust website
Bone Cancer Research Trust
Promotes research into the causes and treatment of Primary
Bone Cancer and in particular of Osteosarcoma and Ewing's Sarcoma. The Trust is also looking to provide information, support and, in the longer term, counselling services for those suffering from Primary Bone Cancer, and their families.
Bone Cancer Research Trust website
Bowel Cancer UK
Established in 1987, Bowel Cancer UK is dedicated to raising awareness, improving the quality of those affected and ultimately,
reducing deaths from bowel cancer – the second most common cause of cancer death in the UK. The charity was previously known as Colon Cancer Concern (CCC).
Bowel Cancer UK website
Brain Tumour Action
Has support groups in Edinburgh, Glasgow, the Borders, Middlesbrough and Newcastle. Offers "befriender" telephone service, information leaflets, "keep in touch" pager scheme to
enable patients and carers to keep in touch when spending time apart, quarterly newsletter, aromatherapy for patients in Edinburgh, Lothians, Fife and Borders, discussion forum or "virtual support group" on website, with three senior neuro-oncology nurse specialists
help on helpline.
Brain Tumour Action website
Brain Tumour UK
Provides information, advice and support for anyone directly
or indirectly touched by brain tumours. Aims to raise awareness amongst patients, health professionals, the media and general public, and promote and support research into the causes, and treatments for brain tumours.
Brain Tumour UK website
Breakthrough Breast Cancer
Merged with the UK Breast Cancer Coalition to form Breakthrough CAN.
Breakthrough Breast Cancer Campaigns and Advocacy Network, or Breakthrough CAN for short, was created from the merger between the UK Breast Cancer Coalition (UKBCC) and Breakthrough Breast Cancer.
Breakthrough CAN's aim is to bring together
individuals and organisations to campaign for improvements in breast cancer services across the country. Through supporting and training members, Breakthrough CAN will help to increase the influence of people in decisions made about breast cancer.
Breakthrough CAN website
Breast Cancer Care
For women with benign breast problems how to deal with breast pain and a checklist which
lists all the information needed to discuss with GPs when you discover a lump.
Breast Cancer Care website
Breast Cancer Haven
Aims to lead the way in complementary and alternative medicine in helping to heal the mind, body and spirit, through group support and individual programmes. Works with healthcare professionals to promote integrated breast cancer care.
Breast Cancer Haven website
British Liver Trust
Charity with dedicated resources for people with liver disease, including liver cancer.
British Liver Trust website
Butterfly Thyroid Cancer Trust
Offers telephone support and information, one to one buddy system, support group meetings, visiting speakers and
Butterfly Thyroid Cancer Trust website
Cancer52 has grown from an initial group brought together at
the request of the National Cancer Director, Mike Richards to input into the Cancer Reform Strategy.
Named because 52% of cancer deaths in the UK are from the less common cancers (i.e. excluding the ‘big four’: bowel, breast, lung and prostate),
although in 2010 this proportion increased to 53%.
Cancer52 is an alliance of more than 40 organisations working to address the inequalities that exist in policy, services and research into the less common cancers and to improve outcomes for patients
with these highly challenging diseases. Most who work for the organisation give their time and resources on a voluntary basis.
Black Care (CBC)
CBC core services include dietary needs, befriending, counselling, advocacy, grant applications, gateway to allied service, home/hospital/hospice visits, telephone/face to face contact, advice on general welfare benefits, community
health awareness events, provides support throughout illness.
Cancer Black Care website
Cancer Counselling Trust
offers free face to face and telephone counselling sessions to cancer patients, their family or friends and also offer support if a friend or relative has died of cancer. The Trust is staffed by a team of experienced cancer psychotherapists and counsellors.
Cancer Counselling Trust website
Cancer Laryngectomee Trust
A national charity for laryngectomees and their families. Activities include
a patient to patient scheme. Informal, one to one counselling offered. Health professionals involved in an advisory capacity. Books, newsletters. The book 'Laryngectomy Is Not A Tragedy' by Sydney Norgate is free to all patients and health professionals.
Cancer Laryngectomee Trust website
Cancer Research UK
The UK's leading charity dedicated to cancer research. Its websites have a wealth
of information about cancer, its research, how to donate and ways to support Cancer Research UK.
Cancer Research UK is the leading funder of cancer research in the UK from understanding the biology of cancer to cancer prevention. It produces information
for audiences including cancer patients and their families, the general public and health professionals.
Cancer Research UK website
Research UK Familial Ovarian Cancer Register
An on-going study of familial ovarian cancer, launched in 1991.
Cancer Research UK Familial Ovarian Cancer Register website
Offers free counselling, therapies, and support groups for anyone affected by cancer including patients, families, friends, carers in Scotland.
Cancer Support Scotland
Merged with Macmillan Cancer Support.
Childhood Eye Cancer Trust
Charity provides information about retinoblastoma
(Rb), how to play a part in our vision and how we can help you.
Childhood Eye Cancer Trust website
Christian Lewis Trust: Children's Cancer
Aims to improve the quality of life for children with cancer and to provide emotional and practical support that complements and adds value to the services provided by the statutory authorities.
Services offered are bereavement support,
befriending, play therapy, an opportunity to stay at Donna's Dream House in Blackpool, Disneyland Paris and Disney World Florida Holiday Programmes, and crisis breaks via four mobile home sites in Wales.
Christian Lewis Trust website
Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia Support Group
The CML Support Group is a patient lead advocacy group providing information, support and advice for those
diagnosed with CML.
A founding member of European Cancer Patients Coalition and, in addition to CML patient advocacy groups in EU member states, it also has contacts with CML patient groups worldwide.
Myeloid Leukaemia Support Group website
A charity providing services for children and young people with cancer. Provides professional help and practical care to children (under
21 years of age) diagnosed with cancer, and to their families.
Supports the family at home and in the hospital from day of diagnosis. Gives financial assistance to families in need. Provides short therapeutic holidays for these young people and their
CLIC Sargent website
Breast cancer awareness charity that educates young people on the importance of checking
their boobs regularly and knowing the signs and symptoms of breast cancer.
Funds research into prevention,
diagnosis and treatment options for ovarian cancer and other gynaecological cancers.
Eve Appeal website
A national help
line for gynaecological related cancers.
Gynae C website
Helen Rollason Cancer Charity
Dedicated to supporting people whose lives
are touched by cancer. Offers cancer support centres and cancer research teams undertake studies into the disease and offer clinical trials.
Helen Rollason Cancer Charity website
Help Adolescents With Cancer (HAWC)
A self help group mainly for adolescents with cancer and other life threatening illness. Provides telephone and letter support, a patient to patient scheme, group and
one to one counselling, a counselling course, and an annual holiday in Jersey.
Help Adolescents With Cancer website
Hereditary Breast Cancer
A national helpline providing information and help to women concerned about a family history of breast cancer. An information pack is available. Also holds a database of women who are in this position and who are happy to talk to others.
Hereditary Breast Cancer Helpline website
Humberside Oesophageal Support Group
Aims to help anyone with oesophageal problems.
Usually people with oesophageal cancer, but many members have Barratt's Oesophagus, severe acid reflux and similar problems. It provides moral support and tips drawn from their own experiences.
Oesophageal Support Group website
Charity dedicated to women, their families and friends affected by pre-cancer and cancer of the cervix. Provides confidential medical advice via
email to doctors with a specialist interest in gynaecological cancer. Plus a bulletin board that provides an open chat forum for women and others to share mutual experiences.
Jo's Trust website
June Hancock Mesothelioma Research Fund
Raising funds for research into mesothelioma.
June Hancock Mesothelioma Research Fund website
Kidney Cancer UK
Aims to provide UK kidney cancer patients and their carers with improved access to reliable information about kidney cancer and its treatment, and to establish a network of individuals
Kidney Cancer UK website
Let’s Face It
A national mutual help organisation for people with any facial disfigurement.
Let's Face It website
Leukaemia Research Fund (LRF)
Funds clinical trials and research. Also publishes booklets on leukaemia,
lymphoma, myeloma and other blood cancers.
Leukaemia Research Fund website
Provides information and emotional
support to anyone with lymphatic cancer, their families, carers and friends. Provides information on lymphoma associated topics, a network of local support groups and telephone links to others with a similar experience of lymphoma.
Lymphoma Association website
Lynch Syndrome UK
Lynch Syndrome UK is a new charity stemming from a long running support group on Facebook and offers support and information
to people and their families affected by Lynch Syndrome.
Lynch Syndrome UK website
Macmillan Butterfly Centre
and support centre for people affected by cancer. It provides a limited number of free complementary therapies, emotional support and counselling - for people recently diagnosed with cancer and their close relatives.
Macmillan Butterfly Centre website
Macmillan Cancer Support
UK-wide charity working to improve the lives of people affected by cancer. Provides practical, medical, emotional
and financial support and pushes for better cancer care.
It works with people with cancer from the point of diagnosis to provide: expert treatment and care through specialist Macmillan nurses and doctors; buildings for cancer treatment and care; grants
for patients in financial difficulties.
Macmillan also runs the Macmillan CancerLine providing information for patients and their carers about Macmillan services.
Macmillan Cancer Support
Marie Curie Cancer Care (MCCC)
Provides free high quality nursing, to give terminally ill people the choice of dying at home supported by their families. The charity also has 10 hospices
across the UK.
Marie Curie Cancer Care website
Provides impartial, up to date information for relating to malignant
mesothelioma for patients and their carers. A national free phone helpline provides access to advice, lists of local contacts, and other sources of information.
Mesothelioma UK website
Mouth Cancer Foundation
The Mouth Cancer Foundation was established in June 2004 to be a professional support organization solely dedicated to supporting people with mouth, throat and other head
and neck cancers face the crisis of cancer.
Mouth Cancer Foundation website
Provides information and support
to people with myeloma and their families. Offers: bi-monthly newsletter; patient and family seminars; freephone information service; information packages; assistance with setting up and contacting support groups.
Myeloma UK website
An independent charity located in the grounds of the West Middlesex University Hospital in Isleworth, Middlesex.
They offer access
to information, advice and support within a non-clinical and welcoming environment to all those affected by the diagnosis of cancer.
The Mulberry Centre website
Cancer Alliance (NCA)
An alliance of patients, carers and health professionals working together to improve the treatment and care of all cancer patients in Britain. Has produced targeted information resources, working with local NHS and community
organisations, including a video in Asian languages titled 'Cancer Stories' and a 'Teamwork File' for health professional and patients working together.
National Cancer Alliance website
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
The American National Cancer Institute has detailed patient information about liver cancer.
NET Patient Foundation
A charity for people with or affected by neuroendocrine tumours. Aim is to provide information but also offer support and friendship to both patients and their
NET Patient Foundation website
Formed to promote awareness of oesophageal cancer. It also intends to encourage
research into the causes of oesophageal cancer and to develop information and support services for patients and their families.
The Oesophageal Patients Association is a national registered charity and was formed in 1985 when a few former oesophageal cancer patients met and found reassurance in sharing experiences. The members of the Association are
all patients who have experienced oesophageal or gastric difficulties. They have prepared medically approved booklets and fact sheets on the problems of oesophageal cancer.
Oesophageal Patients' Association
Offering Support to Children and Relatives (OSCAR)
A support group for children with brain or spinal tumours and their families. Offers support in the form of days out, contact with
other families, small financial grants and holiday accommodation. Also provides information on various tumours and their treatment.
Offering Support to Children and Relatives website
Orchid Cancer Appeal
Funds research and to promote awareness into prostate and testicular cancer.
Orchid Cancer Appeal website
Ovacome is a nationwide support group for all those concerned with ovarian cancer, involving sufferers, families, friends, carers and health professionals. This site is designed for women with ovarian
cancer, their families, friends and carers, and health professionals. It includes real-life stories about how other people have coped with the disease and information about treatment, screening and research. There are also opportunities to contact other people
with ovarian cancer.
Ovarian Cancer Action
Aims to improve the survival of women with ovarian cancer by raising
awareness of symptoms and risk factors, funding research and giving women a voice.
Ovarian Cancer Action website
A national voluntary organisation working with medical professionals to identify the needs for improvements in services and information as well as research. Provide a support network for patients and carers as well as a means of raising
funds for increased research.
Pancreatic Cancer UK website
Prostate Cancer Research Centre
A charity providing support
and information to anyone concerned about prostate cancer via a range of information resources, a confidential helpline, and a specialist nurse programme.
Support is also available from the charity's networkers who have been affected by prostate cancer
themselves. The charity also funds research into the causes of, and treatments for the disease.
Prostate Cancer Research Centre website
Cancer Support Association (PSA)
A self-help association (registered charity) providing support for those affected by prostate cancer. PSA was set up by a small group of prostate cancer patients in 1995 and has developed into a national association
of self-help and support groups, based mainly in the South East of England.
Prostate Cancer Support Association website
A source of information mainly in regard to Prostate Cancer, Prostatitis and Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia.
Prostate Help Association website
Research Campaign UK
Charity which fights against all prostate diseases including prostate cancer. It funds both medical research and the training of healthcare professionals, provides free information on all prostate diseases and campaigns to raise
Prostate Research Campaign UK website
A Scottish charity set up to provide information,
advice and help on prostate health and diseases of the prostate.
Prostate Scotland website
The Rarer Cancers Foundation (RCF)
A national charity whose mission is to ensure that people with rarer cancers have access to the best services and outcomes in Europe. RCF raises awareness for people affected by rare or less common cancers.
RCF provides a helpline, produces education
resources for patients, their families and health professionals, organises supportive networking for patients, carers and clinicians and, most importantly, campaigns for change.
The Rarer Cancers
Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation
Dedicated to defeating lung cancer, the biggest cancer killer in the world. The Foundation funds research into the early diagnosis of the
disease, provides support to patients and their families, as well as helping people to quit smoking and providing anti-smoking education for children and young people.
Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation
Sail 4 Cancer
An organisation that aims to raise funds for cancer treatment care and research through the organisation of high profile sailing events.
Sail 4 Cancer website
Samantha Dickson Research Trust
A charity promoting and sponsoring brain tumour research and offering support and advice to anyone directly or indirectly
touched by brain tumours. The support offers users direct advice from its Scientific and Medical Advisory Board.
Samantha Dickson Research Trust website
Provides information about sarcoma and its treatments, offers email support, in some cases can arrange patient-to-patient contact.
Sarcoma UK website
Association of Prostate Cancer Groups
National charity making more people aware of prostate cancer by encouraging improvements in early detection and treatment methods, providing treatment information, offering practical and emotional support for
men and their carers affected by prostate cancer.
Scottish Association of Prostate Cancer Groups website
Target Ovarian Cancer
Target Ovarian Cancer is the national ovarian cancer charity working to save lives and help women diagnosed live their lives to the full, wherever they are in the UK. We provide support for women with ovarian cancer via our website, publications, our programme
of events and courses, all available free of charge.
Target Ovarian Cancer’s website
Teenage Cancer Trust
and organises support and information for young people with cancer, their families, schools and health professionals. Establishes purpose-built Teenage Cancer Trust units and campaigns for better services for young people with cancer.
Teenage Cancer Trust website
Teenagers and Young Adults with Cancer (TYAC)
TYAC brings together all professionals involved in care of teenagers and young adults with cancer;
aims to improve knowledge about all aspects of cancer in young people for those involved in their care; will work to improve cancer services for young people and outcomes of treatment; would like your help if you are interested in or are involved in caring
for young people with cancer.
Teenagers and Young Adults with Cancer website
Thyroid Cancer Support UK
An online service only group
which gives personal experience of thyriod cancer and treatments etc. Also provides discussion and support.
Thyroid Cancer Support UK website
Assists people who have, or are about to have, a urinary diversion of any kind. The Association was formed in 1971 as the Urinary Conduit Association to help people who are about to undergo or have undergone surgery resulting in diversion
of the urinary stream.
Urostomy Association website
Vulva Awareness Campaign Organisation (VACO)
Supported by gynaecological health professionals
who are also involved in producing written information about this rare cancer.
Vulva Awareness Campaign Organisation website
Wessex Cancer Trust
Covers Hampshire, Wiltshire, Dorset, The Channel Islands and the Isle of Wight. Within this region, it sends out patient information folders to hospitals, as well as distributing a range of information leaflets free of charge. Counselling and complementary
therapies are provided in Southampton and in Romsey. The Trustees also consider applications for major grants to improve cancer care services or conduct research into cancer within the Wessex region.
Cancer Trust website