Useful Numbers - Helping Hand

Useful Numbers - Helping Hand

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Helping Hand - Your guide to cancer helplines and other useful numbers

1. General Support & Information
2. Cancer Support
3. Specific Charities
4. Complementary Health
5. Care facilities
6. Other Useful Numbers
7. Other Cancer Sites

General Support & Information

 

Asbestos.com

https://www.asbestos.com/treatment/

"Asbestos.com is a website and advocacy group that helps the victims of asbestos exposure and their loved ones. We connect our visitors with the resources they need to understand and fight asbestos-related disease, all at no cost. We research the latest data about asbestos and asbestos-related diseases to ensure an accurate, up-to-date site, and we maintain relationships with doctors and cancer centers to promote patient access to cutting-edge treatment."

 

Star Private Ambulance Hire provide Private Ambulances to the private sector including Patient transport services. A Star Ambulance Service has worked with Bupa, NHS, PineWood Studios, BBC, ITV, British Armed Forces and many other institutions. For more information, Please call Star Ambulance on 0800 2922059.

 

 

Cansurviving

www.cansurviving.com is a one-stop shop for each cancer survivor’s journey. It includes posts on diet and the body, with exercise, recipes and ideas about food combining to keep yourself well supplied with delicious food, plus posts on the mind, with up to date research, plus a library of books that are reviewed, and ideas about music, laughter, poetry, creativity after diagnosis. Then there are forums which talk about meditation and other spiritual practices. There’s also a new forum about end of life care which all human beings on the planet will need some time, not just cancer survivors. The site has been called ‘a life-jacket for people’, and now has an international reach.

 

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 either chat 1-to-1 by private messaging onsite, or on our lively Forum. 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!
www.cancerbuddiesnetwork.org

 

Carers Direct

  • Carers Direct – for carers

  • We are a national information, advice and support service for carers. We can help in providing practical, emotional and financial information and guidance to unpaid carers. Advisors can also signpost to specialist agencies for casework, advocacy, representation, and counselling in relation to legal, medical and financial matters.
  • Available online at http://www.nhs.uk/carersdirect/Pages/CarersDirectHome.aspx and as a free, confidential helpline seven days a week.
  • Call 0300 123 1053
  • Ask your question using webchat
  • Helpline and webchat open: Monday to Friday, 9am to 8pm and weekends, 11am to 4pm
  • Get help by email
  • Ask if you need a translator

 

 

Consumer Safety Guide

Consumer Safety Guide: Our goal at Consumer Safety Guide is to inform the public of possible risks to products currently on the market today!

 

Counselling Directory A free, confidential service that will encourage those in distress to seek help. The Counselling Directory provides access to a huge counselling support network in UK, enabling those in distress to find a counsellor close to them and appropriate for their needs. The website also contains a number of sections on emotional disorders (types of distress section) and provides some useful statistics. Every counsellor on the site who has submitted their profile has either sent a copy of their qualifications and insurance cover to us, or is registered with a professional body online with recognised codes of ethics and practice, this way we can be assured of their professionalism.

CONTACT:

E MAIL: info@counselling-directory.org.uk

WEBSITE:  www.counselling-directory.org.uk

Anxiety Help
Calm Clinic is a website designed to help anxiety sufferers. If you have anxiety or panic attacks problems, take their anxiety test.
URL: http://www.calmclinic.com/

 

Coping with Death and Grief

The guide offers lots of helpful information such as:

  • Understanding grief - learning about the five common stages of loss and grief how this can help a person be better prepared when the time comes that a loved one passes away.
  • Advice on how to take care of yourself during loss and grief - knowing the significant but short-term effect of grief on the body and how staying active, eating well, and maintaining a regular lifestyle can help you stay healthy.
  • Methods to show support in helping others grieve - how you can play a large part in helping children, a partner, friend, or family members cope with the death of a loved one.
  • Other useful resources and information such as helplines and support communities that can be very helpful in times of loss.

https://www.churchill.com/life-insurance/coping-with-death-grief

 

Grief Interventions for Children with ADHD  

 For children diagnosed with ADHD, grief can amplify ongoing struggles like maintaining focus or managing stress. This resource describes the different ways in which children with ADHD can experience loss, and how parents, educators, and counselors can support and adapt to the child's specific needs. Also discussed is the importance of adults modeling healthy expressions of grief around children. (Baylor University’s online MSW Program)

https://onlinegrad.baylor.edu/resources/grief-interventions-children-adhd/

 

Dosimetry 

Dosimetry is the scientific process of measuring the absorbed radiation in tissue and matter due to radiation exposure.  The most common and highly accurate method of reading and recording radiation exposure is with a thermoluminescent (TLD) dosimeter.  With the use of specific chemical compounds and filter types we can determine the actual dose of radiation as well as the radiation source. By maintaining dose reports of your employees’ occupational doses to radiation this provides you with records of your employees’ exposure on a quarterly, annual and lifetime.  Radiation dose limits are set to keep our workforce in a safe working environment and to protect businesses from overexposing their employees to harmful radiation.

http://www.dosimeterbadge.com 

 

Families facing Cancer.

Providing emotional and practical support for carers who have a friend or relative with cancer.
Families Facing Cancer provide emotional and practical support to people just like you - those that find themselves in the fallout zone of another person:s cancer, those caring for cancer patients. You can transform your journey, with that support, into one that makes your life better. Click here to go to their website.

 

Firsthealthsafetly co.uk. Online Health & Safety Training. This online Health & Safety training system delivers professional and highly effective employee training for less!

http://www.firsthealthandsafety.co.uk/

 

Grief Interventions for Children with ADHD  

 For children diagnosed with ADHD, grief can amplify ongoing struggles like maintaining focus or managing stress. This resource describes the different ways in which children with ADHD can experience loss, and how parents, educators, and counselors can support and adapt to the child's specific needs. Also discussed is the importance of adults modeling healthy expressions of grief around children. (Baylor University’s online MSW Program)

https://onlinegrad.baylor.edu/resources/grief-interventions-children-adhd/

 

Medical Malpractice Center

Medical malpractice is professional negligence by a healthcare provider in which the treatment provided falls below the proper standard of practice in the healthcare community. In these cases, this neglect causes injury or death to the patient. Doctors are the third leading cause of death in the United States behind heart disease and cancer, and currently it is estimated that in the US alone over 225,000 people die each year from medical negligence. Our team believes that every individual who has experienced this neglect should have access to the best information and support available.

http://www.malpracticecenter.com/

 

Mesothelioma Group. (http://www.mesotheliomagroup.com/understanding-cancer)

 

Mesothelioma Guide

Mesothelioma is a cancer caused by asbestos exposure. It is a rare cancer that only affects 3,000 people a year in the United States. Mesothelioma Guide provides information and support to patients and families.

Rhys Jewett Community Outreach

Mesothelioma Guide: 1-888-572-9011
121 S. Orange Avenue Suite 1450 Orlando, FL 32801
http://www.MesotheliomaGuide.com

 

Mesothelioma Help Now 

 

A website dedicated to educating patients and families about mesothelioma,a deadly cancer caused by asbestos. Not only do we have an online resource, butwe also have a free downloadable and printable booklet for both patients andcaregivers as an easy reference. Here’s the link to our site, http://www.mesotheliomahelpnow.com


 

Mesothelioma.net
 

https://mesothelioma.net

 

Mesothelioma.net is a comprehensive information resource on mesothelioma cancer, a rare cancer most commonly developing in the lining of the lungs, and caused by asbestos. Unfortunately, there’s no cure for mesothelioma. While its treatable, its more commonly detected in later stages; leading to a poor prognosis. Please click the link included above to find out more about your diagnosis/prognosis, including causes, symptoms, treatment and more.

 

Mesothelioma Veterans

The Mesothelioma Veterans Center was created to provide informationand assistance to veterans regarding treatment, clinical trials, and VAbenefits for veterans suffering from asbestos illnesses. The MVC was founded byretired Navy LCDR Carl Jewett. Commander Jewett is a VA-accredited claims agentand has helped hundreds of veterans get approved for their VA benefits afterdeveloping mesothelioma or asbestos related lung cancer from their asbestos exposure in the military.” 

https://www.mesotheliomaveterans.org


 

 

 

National Association of Citizens Advice Bureau

020 7833 2181
(Local branch in Yellow Pages)

 

Pleural Mesothelioma

"Asbestos exposure causes thousands of cases of pleural mesothelioma in the United States each year, and our mission is to help the families affected by this cancer. Our organization offers free assistance and resources to anyone coping with pleural mesothelioma." 

http://www.pleuralmesothelioma.com/cancer/


Recallreport.org

Recallreport.org is todays leading consumer safety site, featuring hundreds of pages on consumer health and prescription drugs. With demographic information as well as a blog, Recallreport.org aggregates all consumer health and safety information directly from reputable feeds like the FDA. For more information about health conditions, please visit https://www.recallreport.org/health-information/conditions/. 
 

 

RX Dangers

RX Dangers - Aims to be your trusted resource, educating the public about all defective medical devices and dangerous medications that are available on the market today. We accomplish our mission by providing you with a one-stop resource where you can find comprehensive information about these defective drugs and medical devices.

www.rxdangers.com       (Temporarily Unavailable)

 

The Counselling Society

 This is a membership organisation offering a range of memberships from accredited to student membership. It has been set up by counsellors, for counsellors and takes in account your individual journey as a counsellor.

 

The Childrens Cancer Foundation

- Click here to go their website

 

The Cord Blood Center

Our goal is to provide information for expectant mothers and families considering cord blood banking - we want to help you find the right option for your loved ones. Whether you choose private banking for the safety of your family, or public banking to help patients in need of a transplant, The Cord Blood Center is committed to giving you relevant, up-to-date information on benefits, pricing and current research for cord blood stem cells.

website: www.cordbloodbanking.com

sister site:  www.cordbloodguide.com

email: info@cordbloodbanking.com

Telephone: 1-888-780-2885


The Core 23 Bio Bank 

Core23 Biobank is dedicated to using state of the art cord blood banking technology to help protect your family from life threatening diseases. We are a nationwide company with more cord blood educators per patient than any other cord blood bank in the country.  http://core23biobank.com/  Website under construction.

 

The Patients Association Helpline
0845 608 4455 or 020 8423 8999

 

The Royal Marsden Hospital
http://www.royalmarsden.org/
The UKs top cancer unit; good information and news.

 

Therapy Directory Promotes the benefits of complementary therapy and aims to give visitors all the information they need to help make an informed decision about whether therapy would be right for them. The website has an FAQs section, a number of useful articles written by members and the facility to search for a practitioner in your area.

To ensure the professionalism of the Therapy Directory website, all listed therapists have provided their qualifications and insurance cover or proof of membership with a professional body.

e mail: sian@therapy-directory.org.uk

Website: www.therapy-directory.org.uk

Telephone: 03333252505

 

Cancer Support

Brain Tumour Research. In the UK more children and people under the age of 40 die of a brain tumour than any other cancer. Brain Tumour Research aims to raise at least 7 million per annum to significantly accelerate progress in UK brain tumour research, making a clinical difference and improving patient outcomes.  The website includes comprehensive information and support for brain tumour patients and their carers.
http://www.braintumourresearch.org/
info@braintumourresearch.org

 

Cancer Research UK. Information service line: 020 7269 3142 - http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/
The largest cancer charity in Europe. Funds lots of research.

 

Cancernet - uk. Cancernet uk describes the management of cancer, its therapies, their side effects and tips how to cope with them. Patients themselves have included topics, practical tips and tools they have found helpful during their cancer journey. The website emphasises the evidence and benefits of lifestyle after cancer to improve well-being and reduce the risk of relapse.
The editor, Professor Robert Thomas,is a practicing oncology at Bedford and Addenbrookes Cambridge University NHS trust and a professor at Cranfield Health. He has a special interest in lifestyle research and cancer and was voted both UK Doctor of the Year 2001 and UK Oncologist of the Year 2006. www.cancernet.co.uk

 

CanHOPE

CanHOPE is a non-profit cancer counselling and support service 

provided by Parkway Cancer Centre, Singapore.

CONTACT:

Tel: +65 6738 9333

Email: enquiry@canhope.org

Web address: http://www.canhope.org/

 

Chai Cancer Care. Chai Cancer Care is the UKs only charity dedicated to supporting Jewish cancer patients and their loved ones, enabling them to cope.  Contact number: 020 8202 2211. Website: http://www.chaicancercare.org/

 

Clear Health Inn

Clear Health Inn is an alternative cancer care clinic in Saskatchewan, Canada. 

"Clear Health Inn Cancer Care program was devised specifically with the main goal of supporting and enhancing your immune system and overall health to put you in a much better position to endure the side effects of traditional therapies (such as chemotherapy and radiation). We put you in a better position to tolerate traditional medical treatments which can often be hard on your body. Offering a range of proven alternative health treatments using state of the art equipment and products. Clear Health Inn is founded on the principles of best health care centered on the physical, psychological, and spiritual qualities and needs that make each of us unique."

CONTACT 

Tel: 1-306 559-0830

Email: info@clearhealthinn.com

Website address: clearhealthinn.com

 

CLIC Sargent. Every day 10 families are told that their child has cancer. Diagnosis often comes as a shock. Treatment usually starts straightaway and can last up to three years. As the childrens cancer charity, CLIC Sargent is there with clinical, practical and emotional support, every step of the way. sue.bowcock@clicsargent.org.uk 0208 752 2867

 

Comprehensive Complimentary Care for people with a Cancer Diagnosis. - Fiona Shakeela Burns
Medical Herbalism, PSYCH-K and EFT / Matrix Reimprinting including telephone and Skype sessions.
0117 9046343
www.natureworx.com

 

Force Cancer Charity

FORCE Cancer Charity has played a vital role in local cancer services for nearly 25 years. We hold the belief that anyone diagnosed with cancer deserves the best possible treatment and professional support close to home. Our work finances improvements in patient care through research, the purchase of advanced equipment and our Cancer Support and Information Centre, situated in the grounds of the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital, Wonford, Exeter.
 
The Centre is open every week day from 9.30am 4.30pm and until 6.30pm on Wednesdays (closed Bank Holidays), and offers a relaxed, comfortable setting where you can seek advice and discuss your needs, without requiring a referral, so you can call in when it:s convenient to you. All services within the Centre are funded by FORCE so there is no charge to you.
 
Services include; a range of cancer support groups, Oncology support and counselling, information and advice, benefits entitlements advice, complementary therapy, relaxation classes, look good feel better workshops, hair loss wig fitting, exercise programmes and more. Last year alone over 10,000 visits were recorded at the FORCE Centre.
 
Tel 01392 406151                                 

www.forcecancercharity.co.uk                  
support@forcecancercharity.co.uk

German International Clinic 

In our clinic we offer the latest and most effective cancer-treatments (as well as treatments for other diseases), some of them are not available in other countries.

These include besides conventional chemo-therapies also IPT (Insulin Potentiated Therapy), Hyperthermia, PDT (Photo-Dynamic Therapy), biological- and other integrative treatment-methods.

Because of our specialized chemo-sensitivity test, a treatment-plan can be individually designed for every patient, making the treatments even more efficient.

In addition we provide advanced methods for detoxification, blood-cleansing, the removal of heavy-metals, borreliosis and other pathogenic substances using a device with specialized blood filtration-system.

In our group there are also medical specialists of other disciplines and we are in the final stages of establishing our own stem-cell laboratory, further increasing the variety of our treatments.

For more information about the variety of treatments, you can take a look at our homepage: http://www.docgermany.com/


Having Fun After Cancer. This is a website that covers problems and some solutions for handling side effects from hormonal drugs. Set up by cancer patients, this has information on medically-approved products to help handle side effects from drugs, fun events, ideas and some humour, and info on cancer centres, contacts etc. The site mentions products and treatments that have been clinicaly trialled in many countries such as USA, France, Germany, Australia etc., and therapies such as massage that are provided by cancer charities.
130 countries now access http://www.aftercancers.com/ and there are links to Europa Donna.

Lavender Ribbon Cancer Support 

Lavender Ribbon Cancer Support is here to offer support and practical assistance to anyone affected by any type of cancer, whether recently diagnosed, undergoing treatment or following treatment.We are dedicated to delivering professional services that are proven to enhance the lives of cancer patients and their carers and benefit post treatment survivorship. 

Established by Cancer Patients themselves and their immediate families, we are passionate about delivering a high standard of complementary and integrative approaches required to assist cancer patients in achieving the best outcome possible. Our approach is to deliver a bespoke program of evidence based services, catering to the specific needs of the individual patient, with a focus on improving quality of life, reducing the late effects of cancer treatment and reducing the likelihood of recurrence.

 

London Urology Associates (LUA)

London Urology Associates (LUA) are a long-established urology clinic who specialise in the treatment of prostate cancer. The clinic, based in the UK, routinely treats patients with prostate cancer conditions at all stages, as well as giving oncologists and medical practitioners the resources they need to make a real contribution to cancer research. LUA aims to further the cause of finding a cure for prostate cancer, and all manner of different types of cancer conditions, and aims to provide everyone with more information and helpful resources to spot cancer symptoms early.

 

http://www.londonurologyassociates.co.uk

 

Modern Cancer Hospital Guangzhou 

 

Modern Cancer Hospital Guangzhou is an international hospital,which specializes in cancer treatment and has 18 advanced anti-cancer technologies and high quality services. Modern Cancer Hospital Guangzhou sticks to “Best Therapy, Least Pain, Best efficacy” to treat cancer and explores the latest technology in cancer treatment. Also, it promotes an idea that cancer treatment combines minimally invasive therapy with multidiscipline comprehensive therapy. At present, minimally invasive therapy at Modern Cancer Hospital Guangzhou has gradually become mature and plays a leading role in both Asia and the world.

Modern Cancer Hospital Guangzhou builds up a unique minimally invasive targeted therapy, combination of TCM and Western medicine, which has gained recognition and trust of millions of patients. The advantages of minimally invasive targeted therapy, combination of TCM and western medicine are small wounds, fast recovery, precisely targeted-treatment. It avoids the shortcomings of traditional radiotherapy and chemotherapy and improves the life quality of patients and has long-term therapeutic efficacy.

The Modern Cancer Hospital Guangzhou is composed of outstanding cancer experts who share their expertise through group consultations. This team approach to treatment ensures that every patient benefits from a comprehensive effective therapeutic regimen designed not by a single physician but by the finest doctors in their field.

In October 2014, Modern Cancer Hospital Guangzhou has been accredited by JCI (Joint Commission International) of the 5th version, which assesses and evaluates with the strict standards in the world and stands for the highest level of accreditation for medical service and hospital management. This means Modern Cancer Hospital Guangzhou has become one of the most world-advanced medical institutes, whose medical safety, quality and services have met the highest international standards.

https://www.moderncancerhospital.com.

 

Penny Brohn Cancer Care (formerly Bristol Cancer Help Centre). Penny Brohn Cancer Care (formerly Bristol Cancer Help Centre) provides complementary care, The Bristol Approach, to people with cancer and their loved ones. Working alongside medical treatment, this complementary approach can transform lives - giving people practical tools to improve their daily quality of life and helping to take the fear out of cancer

Chapel Pill Lane
Pill
Bristol BS20 0HH

Helpline : 0845 123 23 10             Switchboard : 01275 370 100

http://www.pennybrohncancercare.org/

 

The Cancer Counselling Trust. National service offering specialist, face to face and telephone counselling to patients, family members, friends and carers.Free though a donation is appreciated. tele: 020 7843 2292

e-mail: support@cctrust.org.uk. website: http://www.cancercounselling.org.uk/

 

Specific Charities

African Caribbean Leukaemia Trust
020 8667 1122 - http://www.aclt.org/


Think Pink Europe. 
All across Europe, local breast cancer organisations, hospitals, support groups and governmental organisations are aiming for the same objective: raising funds, funding research and raising awareness to tackle breast cancer.

https://www.thinkpinkeurope.org/

 

Bone Cancer (ewings sarcoma & osteo sarcoma).
A charity researching into bone cancer.
https://www.bcrt.org.uk/

 

Bowel Cancer UK
08708 50 60 50 - http://www.bowelcanceruk.org.uk/ - advisory@bowelcanceruk.org.uk

 

Poppy Fields Appeal. A site for parents whose children are affected by brain tumours. www.poppyfieldsappeal.co.uk

 

Samantha Dickson Brain Tumour Trust. Since it was established in 1997, SDBTT has gone on to play a very unique and special role in the care of the children and young adults with brain cancer. 

SDBTT is the UKs leading and largest brain tumour research charity.  With significant support from families affected by brain tumours, the charity has raised 10m since it was established, and 7m of that income has been invested in ground-breaking research projects. 

In 2009 we opened our first Centre of Excellence at University College London, with the aim of improving our understanding of brain tumours, to develop better treatments and improve outcomes for patients.  We also campaign to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of brain tumours.

SDBTT provides a support service including an accredited, confidential helpline for patients and carers.  We also offer support online, and face to face at family days and through local patient support groups.  We work closely with professionals in the health sector and provide an educational and information service through our information roadshows across the UK. 

The two main objectives of the charity are:

 To fund and promote brain tumour research so that this can be translated into developing new treatments, improving survival rates and quality of life for children and adults

 To provide education, information and support to children and adults with brain tumours and their families and carers.

For more information on our research work contact:

Julia Trusler, Head of Research
01252 749044
email jtrusler@sdbtt.co.uk

For more information on our patient support services contact:

Roz Osborne, Head of Patient Support
Tel 01252 749046

The Homeopathic Clinic. 100% safe breast screening for ALL women Digital Infra-red Thermal Imaging (D.I.T.I.) can detect abnormal breast abnormalities 8-10 years before mammography.
No radiation exposure, no painful compression of breast tissue, medically proven recognised screening procedure. Full medical doctors report with every screening.
For more information contact the Homeopathic Clinic Tel 0333 8003003 or visit our website at https://www.medscans.co.uk.  Email  Info@medicalthermalimaging.uk.com.

 

Mesothelioma Web
Malignant mesothelioma is a form of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos.  The latency period can be decades long, so many people who worked with asbestos in the 1960s, 70s, and 80s are only now showing symptoms.

Doctors have many tools that they can use to differentiate between a diagnosis of mesothelioma and any less serious diseases with similar symptoms. They can use Physical examination, Chest/Abdominal X-Ray, Computed Axial Tomography (CAT) scan, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scan, Blood tests, Fluid tests, Biopsy and Laboratory tests. 

For more information, visit the website http://www.mesotheliomaweb.org

 

Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance - http://www.mesothelioma.com/

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Mesothelioma & Asbestos Awareness Center. The Mesothelioma and Asbestos Awareness Center aims to educate those affected by asbestos related disease, including mesothelioma cancer and asbestosis. Maacenter.org features the webs most comprehensive database of asbestos exposure sites as well as advancements in mesothelioma treatment.

 

The Mesothelioma Center. The Mesothelioma  Center  is committed to providing the latest, up-to-date information to our visitors in the hopes of spreading awareness about the dangers of asbestos cancer.  We offer a one-stop resource on all asbestos issues ranging from occupational exposure to mesothelioma facts and treatment options.

 

Mesothelioma Lawyer Center

Mesothelioma cancer victims have legal options for financial compensation. Asbestos manufacturers knew for many years about the toxic effects of asbestos but put people over profits. Now these companies are obligated to pay for the tremendous damages caused. Visit Mesothelioma Lawyer Center for legal help if you or a loved one has an asbestos-related disease.

Phone: 800-694-4856

http://www.mesotheliomalawyercenter.org/mesothelioma-lawsuit-asbestos-litigation/

 

The Asbestos & Mesothelioma Cancer Resource Center. An extensive oncologist reviewed website that is solely concentrated on the knowledge of, and the issues stemming from asbestos exposure and mesothelioma cancer issues. Videos are also provided for convenience to those who may have difficulty with reading or who simply just prefer to watch instead of read.
"Asbestos is an extremely harmful material that results into such a horrible deadly disease. We want to make it as easy and convenient as possible for people to find (and understand) the connection with all/any information on it as possible."
Asbestosis. Asbestosis and mesothelioma are similar diseases caused by asbestos exposure. Treatments for mesothelioma and asbestosis are available here!

 

Brain Tumour Support 

Brain Tumour Support is uniquely dedicated to providing support for anyone affected by any type of brain tumour, at any point from diagnosis and for as long as support is needed. 

website https://www.braintumoursupport.co.uk/about-us

email info@braintumoursupport.co.uk

Tel   +44-1454-422701

 

 

Brain Tumour Buddies

Brain Tumour Buddies contains non-medical information and support about high grade brain tumours and has been compiled from a wide range of sources. It tries to indicate what treatment and care options might be available to people affected by a high grade brain tumour and is intended primarily for patients, their families, friends and caregivers living in the UK.

http://www.btbuddies.org.uk/
email: natalya@btbuddies.org.uk
Tel: 05601 751226

Breast Cancer Care
0808 800 6000 - http://www.breastcancercare.org.uk/

 

Childhood Brain Tumours (Ali's Dream)
0208 863 6068 - http://www.alisdream.org.uk/

 

Colon Cancer Concern
0207 381 4711 - http://www.coloncancer.org.uk/

 

Guise and Dolls

The support group for Head and Neck Cancer based at Guys hospital 020 7188 8862 https://www.rbkc.gov.uk/contactsdirectory/az.aspx?searchletter=i&orgid=2370

 

Kidney Cancer UK
Tel    01233870008

website https://www.kcuk.org.uk

 

Leukaemia Care Line
Tel: tel.08088010444. Website : https://www.leukaemiacare.org.uk/

 

Lymphoma Association Helpline
0808 808 5555 - http://www.lymphomas.org.uk/

 

Myeloma UK
0800 980 3332 - http://www.myeloma.org.uk/

 

Ovarian Cancer
0207 600 5141 - http://www.ovarian.org/

 

Pancreatic Cancer
0121 449 0667 - http://www.pancan.org/

020 3535 7099 - http://www.pancreaticcancer.org.uk/

 

Prostate Cancer
Alternative Prostate Cancer Treatment Options, Center & Information http://www.prostateseedinstitute.com/
Prostate cancer causes, risk factors, symptoms & treatment information - Dr. Gregory Echt offers alternative prostate cancer treatments & therapy
options including Seed implants, Radiation oncology, High dose radiation therapy, IMRT and proton beam combination therapy.

Prostate Cancer UK. We want a future where lives are not limited by prostate cancer.                                                                            So we work to stop prostate cancer being a killer. We work to stop prostate cancer damaging bodies and lives. We unite the brightest minds in science and healthcare and the most passionate and caring people to help men live long and live well. We do this because we have a big problem

Tel: 020 3310 7000   Website : https://prostatecanceruk.org/

 

HIFU

HIFU is a treatment option for prostate cancer:
HIFU is an incision free treatment for early stage prostate cancer.
HIFU is offered as a treatment for prostate cancer in the UK, both privately and on the NHS.
HIFU aims to preserve the vital structures around the glands that are involved in normal bladder emptying, preserving continence, and erectile function.
The HIFU procedure takes 2-3 hours and is administered as a day case, usually resulting in patient discharge within 4 hours of the treatment.*
HIFU was recognised as a treatment for early stage prostate cancer by NICE (National Institute of Clinical Excellence) in March 2005.

http://www.ukhifu.co.uk/

 

Teeside Prostate Cancer Support Group

Website www.freewebs.com/pcteesside

Contacts:
Robin Millman (Chairman) 01642 651280

Maurice Thompson (Treasurer)01642 502234

We cover as many aspects of prostate cancer as we are able , including diet and possible supplement benefits

 

Rehabcenter.net

An organisation connecting people to the treatment resources they need related to addiction. 

https://www.rehabcenter.net/addiction-cancer-patients/

 

Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation
0800 358 7200 - http://www.roycastle.org/

 

 

Complementary Health

Candida Can Be Fun

"Candida Can Be Fun!" is a specialist free-from cookbook written by Rebecca Richardson, who personally suffered with an overgrowth of Candida.  The 100 fully colour illustrated savoury recipes are free from wheat, dairy, gluten, sugar (and its various derivatives), fruit, alcohol, yeast, caffeine, smoked/cured  non-organic meats, vinegar and fermented products.  The recipes are suitable and beneficial for diabetics, coeliacs, wheat-free, auto-immune disease sufferers and those with a compromised immune system (i.e. due to chronic illness, such as cancer and HIV).  For more information, please visit: http://www.candidacanbefun.co.uk/

 

 

Dr Kate James MBBS
Kate James is a conventionally trained doctor who combines working in NHS Palliative Care with a private integrative health practice in Northumberland. After her mother and daughter were diagnosed with cancer and both given poor prognoses, she embraced a holistic approach to support them both, and saw first-hand how effective the synergy between conventional and holistic care can be. Some five years later, both her mother and daughter have grown through and beyond cancer. Dr James now specialises in lovingly creating individualised holistic programmes to run alongside and support a patients conventional treatment for cancer. Through her practice she combines dietary therapy centred around chlorophyll rich foods, The Chinese Five Element System, and Western nutritional principles with EFT and Journeying work. She supports this with abdominal breath work, Chi Gong and Yoga and Eastern Spirituality and Philosophy. Her work is underpinned by the belief that when we support the meridian system with a number of different techniques amazing things can happen.

To find out more about Dr James work, or to make an appointment with her, please visit her website at http://www.drkatejames.com/, email her at dr.kate.james@googlemail.com or give her a ring on 01670 783861

 

Reiki and Metatronic Healing

Louise Page www.louisepagehealing.co.uk.

Tel: 07742185819 e mail: holisticlouise@btinternet.com

 

Myo Therapy Austin Texas USA
Hands on Physical Therapy provides massage therapy,occupational therapy, therapeutic massage, Myofascial release, and deep tissue massage for residents of Austin,  and surrounding areas.
https://www.myoaustin.com

 

Essential Oils, Aromatherapy Essential Oil, Massage Oils, Carrier Oils, Incense, UK
Discover 100% pure therapeutic quality aromatherapy essential oils, organic essential oils, massage oils, carrier oils, incense sticks, oil burners, fragrance oils, and other fragrance products at Just Aromatherapy, a trusted family-owned UK company.
 
http://www.justaromatherapy.co.uk

 

ARNICA

A parents network which promotes Natural Immunity. Arnica was set up to support parents who had interests in natural immunity and concerns about vaccines. It provides a meeting place and discussion forum for mums and dads, some of whom are medically trained and / or holistic practitioners. The 25 UK groups are linked by a Yahoo group, and parents can feel supported and informed about their Natural Health and vaccination choices.http://groups.yahoo.com/group/arnicaparents www.arnica.org.uk

 

Acai Berry for Cancer

It is said that acai is shown to help with many different diseases and ailments as well as fighting off free radicals with amazing antioxidant properties and helping you lose weight. Click here for the website

 

The Dove Clinic for Integrated Medicine

www.doveclinic.com
 

Breast Cancer Haven
Helpline: 020 7384 0099
Website: http://www.breastcancerhaven.org.uk/
Information, advice, counselling, holistic treatments and therapy for breast cancer patients.

 

CancerWise
Tel: 01243 778 516
Email: enquiries@cancerwise.org.uk
Website: http://www.cancerwise.org.uk/
Drop in centre to support, inform and befriend.

 

Envita

Envita provides better and more state-of-the art techniques of fighting disease. Visit now to find out more. www.envita.com

 

Gerson Support Group UK

Website: www.gersonsupportgroup.org.uk

Tel: 01372 464 557
Add: POB 406, Esher, Surrey, KT10 9UL

 

Health Creation
Helpline: 0845 009 3366
Website: http://www.healthcreation.co.uk/
The Cancer Lifeline Kit, created by Dr. Rosy Daniel, aims to transform the experience of cancer through the integration of complementary, alternative and self-help approaches.

 

Alternative Cancer Treatments and Testing

e-mail: paul@alternativecancer.us

website: http://www.alternativecancer.us/

A web site to help cancer patients or their care givers find the best alternative cancer treatment for the patients unique situation. Treatment selection methods are compared to show why alternative cancer treatments need to be selected differently than most treatments.

 

British Register of Complementary Practitioners

Website: www.brcp.uk

Tel: 0300 302 0715
Can supply the names of reliable practitioners.

 

Natures Healing - Judy Evans Naturopathic and Medical Herbalism Clinic

Website : www.progesteronelink.com

Tel: 01935 474343 E-mail: info@progesteronelink.com

 

New Approaches to Cancer
Freephone: 0800 389 2662
Website: http://www.anac.org.uk/
Therapy, caring support plus residential courses with yoga and other healing therapies.

 

PDT for Cancer Cure

This body works to

promote photodynamic Therapy [PDT, in particular the improvement of services that provide relief of sickness available to people suffering from cancer, their families and carers and the advancement of education.

raise funds in order to provide grants that assist in the provision of facilities, support services and equipment not normally provided by statutory authorities. This support to be both practical and measurable.  The Company has the power to do anything which is incidental or conductive to the furtherance of its object.
 

It aims to launch a major, national fundraising programme to provide cancer patients with the opportunity to receive PDT treatment locally.  We will provide grants to train hospital staff provide the equipment needed and organise the provision of a mobile unit or fund an in-house hospital PDT unit.

Go to their web site for more detailed information http://pdtforcancercure.com/index.html

CONTACT: e mail bill@pdtforcancercure.com

 

Sante Caribe Ozone Center
Sante Caribe Ozone Center provides oxygen-based therapies for Cancer and many other conditions.  A full service resort located on the beautiful Caribbean island of St. Kitts, Sante Caribe offers Ozone, Cesium, Enzymes, Chelation, detoxification and nutrition under a fully supervised twenty one day program.  Contact: Dr. Rick Santee at info@santecaribe.life to request a pdf brochure.

www.santecaribe.life

 

Wirral Holistic Care Services
Tel: 0151 652 9313
Website: http://www.wirralholistic.org.uk/
Advice and therapies for cancer patients and their families.

 

Yes to Life

Who we are

Yes to Life empowers people with cancer to make informed decisions about their cancer care options.

For more than a decade, we have provided evidence-based information to those in need.  We are proud to have helped more than a 1,000 people and will continue doing everything we can to support even more. Our singular focus on supporting people with cancer with objective, impartial information means we do not sell drugs, treatments or therapies.

What we do

We provide information to guide people with cancer through the confusing options for care and lifestyle choices.  Our aim is to help them make informed decisions.  We simplify the complex and facilitate access to expert knowledge.

We quickly provide simple, straightforward information about what people with cancer can do right now to start making a positive difference to their wellbeing.

How we do it

We offer individual support through our helpline and website, and information through blogs and publications, radio broadcasts, workshops and conferences.

We also supply contacts to a range of specialist practitioners and organisations.

Our helpline is supported by highly trained volunteers, all whom have personal experience of cancer or another chronic condition, or have supported a close relative or friend.  Our volunteers often provide a lifeline to those whose voices have not been heard, or who are otherwise isolated.

A quick response has always been an essential feature of our service, and this is underpinned by a robust administrative system. The positive effect of a reliable and timely response on someones frame of mind is invaluable, especially when so much of their experience can be stressful, spent in limbo and often waiting endlessly for the next appointment or result.

Lastly, we provide financial support in the form of grants for therapies, consultations, nutritional therapy and equipment, all of which help people to manage their condition.

Our funding comes from public donations, including through fund-raising events, from bequests and a small number of foundations.

Tel:  020 3222 0587

Website: http://yestolife.org.uk/

 

Care Facilities.

 

Carers UK
Helpline: 0808 808 7777
Website: http://www.carersuk.org/

 

CLIC SARGENT

Tel: 0800 1970068

Website: http://www.clicsargent.org.uk/

Delivers practical and emotional care to young cancer sufferers and their families.

 

MacMillan CancerLine
Helpline: 0808 808 2020
Website: http://www.macmillan.org.uk/
Comprehensive practical help on all aspects of living with cancer.

 

Marie Curie Cancer Care
Tel: 0800 716 146
Website: http://www.mariecurie.org.uk/
Care for cancer patients in their own homes, in hospices and day therapy centres.

 

Teenage Cancer Trust
Tel: 0207 612 0370
Website: http://www.teenagecancertrust.org.
Funds and organises support to improve the lives of teenagers with cancer.

 

Other Useful Numbers

British Acupuncture Council
020 8735 0400 - http://www.acupuncture.org.uk/

 

British Association of Nutritional Therapists
0870 606 1284 - http://www.bant.org.uk/

 

Diabetes, Diabetes Symptoms, Diabetes Treatment, Causes of Diabetes, Diabetes Control
http://www.peoples-health.com/diabetes.htm
Peoples-Health.com is a complete health guide on diabetes, diabetes symptoms, cure, and treatment of diabetes, blood glucose meters, diabetes causes, diabetic feet, diabetes control and more about diabetes diseases.

 

Fitness Weight Loss Programs
http://www.fuelthemind.com/health/diets/diets.html
Steps to finding the diet that is best for you and the step in selecting the most appropriate diet plan - weight loss diet fitness programs, health diets like Atlins diet, South Beach, Zone, Mediterranean, Gluten free, Detox, Macrobiotic.

 

Institute for Optimum Nutrition
020 8877 9993 - http://www.ion.ac.uk/

 

The Necessity Headwear Collection

NHC LogoVisit this site to view a wide range of stylish, comfortable and affordable protective headwear suitable for all ages !!https://www.cancerhaircare.co.uk/cancer_haircare/necessity-headwear/
 

The Necessity Headwear Collection is now run as a social enterprise to raise money for charity Cancer Hair Care. Our specialist range of hats, hair accessories, wraps, caps, turbans, fringes and headscarves are uniquely designed for Cancer, Chemotherapy, Alopecia, Tricotillomania and other medical patients. The Necessity Headwear range is unrivalled across the United Kingdom - profit from every purchase is donated to Cancer Hair Care.

Email support@cancerhaircare.com

 

The Society of Homeopaths
0845 450 6611 - http://www.homeopathy-soh.org/

 

The Sutherland Society (Cranial Osteopathy)
Tel 01225 869 100 - websithttps://www.cranial.co.uk/

 

Nutritionist Resource                                                                                                            0844 8030244

The purpose of the site is ultimately to provide the UK with a huge nutrition support network, enabling those in need to find a nutritionist close to them and appropriate for their needs. This is a free, confidential service that will provide those seeking support with all the information they need. Every nutritionist on the site who has submitted their profile has either sent a copy of their qualifications and insurance cover to us, or is registered with a professional body with recognised codes of ethics and practice, this way we can be assured of their professionalism.

www.nutritionist-resource.org.uk/articles/rehabilitation.html

 

Other Cancer Sites

American Cancer Society
http://www.cancer.org/
The definitive US site; News, information and the latest developments. Extremely easy to use!


Cancer Bacup
https://www.macmillan.org.uk/about-us/who-we-are/our-merger.html
The UKs leading information service. Very professional, regularly updated with a tailor made service, publications, "Nurse" and links to other sites. In excess of 100 local sites throughout the UK. Good for rare cancers!

Macmillan Cancer Support and Cancerbackup merged in April 2008 – furthering the aims of both charities to ensure that, across the UK, everyone affected by cancer gets faster and enhanced access to high-quality information at every stage of their cancer journey.

 

Cancer Research UK
http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/
Largest cancer charity in Europe - with site to match. Latest news, links to specific sites. Logo: "Everything you need to know about Cancer". (Now where have we heard that before!).

 

Chemotherapy and Beyond

http://www.chemocare.com/
Scott Hamiltons chemotherapy site offers the latest chemo information for cancer patients and their families, caregivers and friends.

 

The Lavender Trust
 https://breastcancernow.org/donate/other-ways-give/lavender-trust
Breast cancer site aimed at the problems faced by younger women, with great details on benefits and state financial assistance

 

Memorial Sloan-Kettering
http://www.mskcc.org/
New York gold standard cancer treatment centre with information to match. Very clinical.

 

National Cancer Institute
http://www.nci.nih.gov/
A bit formal - USA site covering all types of cancer, with information on treatment and news on the latest development projects and clinical trials. Massive!

 

The Royal Marsden Hospital
http://www.royalmarsden.org/
Brilliant site from the UKs top cancer unit. Find out about everything - jargon-free. Good information booklets and the latest news.

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