Cancer is something that the majority of us will come across at some point in our lives. Each year, over a quarter of a million people are diagnosed with some form of cancer, with breast cancer and cancer of the lungs, bowel and prostrate accounting for over half of the types diagnosed, of which there are around 200 possible. More information about specific types of cancer is available in the article section.
Otherwise, the following organisations and helplines are there to help you or someone close to you if you need support or if your life has been affected by cancer in any way.
Tenovus offers a bilingual helpline service and counselling for those living with cancer, their families and carers. Information provided about how to avoid cancer, tests, treatment, care and other support services.
Macmillan Cancer Support is dedicated to improving the quality of life of those who live with cancer. An up to date website, recently incorporating Cancer BACKUP information, and support also through the helpline, in addition to their 2000 specialist cancer nurses.
Cancer Research UK is one of the largest voluntary research organisations in the world. Their website gives details of the latest treatment, helplines and support services.
CancerHelp, a comprehensive information service for those living with cancer, is part of Cancer Research UK.
NHS Direct Wales is a 24 hour helpline, which can give advice about health and health services across Wales. It is staffed by experienced nurses specially trained to give advice over the phone and provide information about all your local services.
Information about prospective trials of cancer treatments and other studies endorsed by government research councils, academic research groups and cancer charities in Wales.