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Breast Cancer Care

Breast Cancer Care is a  support charity for anyone affected by breast cancer.  They provide information and offer emotional and practical support to bring people together.  


Teenage Cancer Trust

A charity which focuses on the needs of teenagers and young adults with cancer. They fund the development of specialist teenage units in hospitals, provide education about cancer to schools, raise awareness of cancer in young people, organise conferences and much more. Their website provides links to other sources of information and support.

Cancer Research UK

Cancer Research UK, the UK's leading charity dedicated to cancer research. The website has a wealth of information about cancer, research, how to donate and more ways to support them.


Cancer Support Scotland

Cancer Support Scotland is a registered Scottish charity offering free counselling and complementary therapy to anyone affected by cancer, including family members and carers. Their main centre is situated in the grounds of Gartnavel Hospital.



Maggie's Cancer Caring Centres

Maggie's Cancer Caring Centres is there for anyone affected by cancer. You can access psychological and emotional support, benefits advice plus a range of workshops such as tai chi, yoga, creative writing and creative expression.


Bowel Cancer UK

Bowel Cancer UK aims to save lives by raising awareness of bowel cancer, campaigning for best treatment and care and providing practical support and advice.



Provides social, practical and emotional support to brothers, sisters and children of people with cancer.

Macmillan Cancer Support

Provides information about cancer and its treatments. Also offers support guidance.

Macmillan @ Glasgow Libraries

If you're affected by cancer you may want to know there's someone you can turn to for help. Someone who can help find answers to your questions, whatever they may be.
If you want to find information, support and practical help or would just like someone to talk to, come along to one of our Macmillan Information and Support Services. You can talk through issues and concerns with our staff and trained volunteers.

Why Bother - MacMillan Cancer Support

Why bother finding out more about cancer? Because over 2 million people in the UK have been diagnosed with cancer, so a lot of children and young people will know someone affected by it.


CLIC Sargent

Provide a full range of publications and services to support the whole family, including financial support, holidays and activities. Some of their information is available in Punjabi, Bengali and Gujarati.


Prostate Cancer UK

Prostate Cancer UK fights to help more men survive prostate cancer and enjoy a better quality of life. We support men and provide vital information and services. We find answers by funding research into causes and treatments. And we lead change, raising the profile of the disease and improving care. We believe that men deserve better.


Now, in Scotland, there is a network of established support groups, which are free and open to men living with prostate cancer, their partners, families, friends or carers. The groups meet regularly and offer the opportunity for informal chat and discussion, guest speakers and free literature.


The Lymphoma Association

The Lymphoma Association provides information and support to anyone affected by lymphoma.


Leukaemia Care

Leukaemia CARE exists to provide vital care and support to all those whose lives have been affected by leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma and the allied blood disorders. Their work extends to the welfare of patients, their families and carers.


Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research

Provide information about all the different blood cancers for patients and their families.

Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Group

The CCLG is an association of healthcare professionals involved in the treatment and care of children and younger teenagers with cancer, and underpins all the activity in paediatric oncology in the British Isles.  Provision of information for patients and families is a core activity.


Beating Bowel Cancer

Beating Bowel Cancer is a leading UK charity for bowel cancer patients, working to raise awareness of symptoms, promote early diagnosis and encourage open access to treatment choice for those affected by bowel cancer.


Jimmy Teens TV

Films made by young people, giving their views on living and coping with cancer.

The Willow Foundation

A national charity offering ‘special days’ for young adults (16-40) with serious illness. They organise and fund the day of your choice, including transport, tickets and accommodation if necessary.


A charity which runs activity courses for anyone over 18 who have been treated for cancer. The courses include a programme of outdoor challenges with physical, creative or artistic activities.

Ellen MacArthur Trust

Takes young people (up to age 18) recovering from cancer on sailing trips or residential sailing courses.

Bullying UK

Provides information and advice to anyone worried about bullying.

Cancer Buddies Network

Cancer Buddies Network is an online charity based support group designed to put you in touch with your cancer buddy so you can share the ups and downs, laughter and tears with someone who knows how it feels. You can chat 1-to-1 simply and safely onsite by private messenger, or join in our lively and friendly Forum 24/7.  Whether you have experienced cancer yourself, or you are family, friend or carer, come and search for your buddy simply and safely on our dedicated website today!


Young Minds

A national organisation which provides information to young people about mental health and well -being

The Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation

The Roy Castle Lung Cancer Patient Network provides an information and support network for the 40,000 people throughout the UK who are diagnosed with lung cancer  each year.


Brain Tumour Buddies

BT Buddies is a non-medical resource - launched in March 2009 to coincide with Brain Tumour Awareness Month to help increase knowledge and support for people affected by a High Grade Brain Tumour.


Ochre Charity

Ochre has been formed to promote awareness of oesophageal cancer amongst the public, professionals, politicians and patients.


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