The Alike App

Living with cancer can be lonely. Speaking to others who have been there, done that, and worn the unflattering hospital gown makes all the difference. That’s what the Alike app is for. It's a place to share, connect, vent or show off (if that's your thing). Whatever you need to do, whenever you need to do it, we're here. So jump in.

You, Me and the Big C

You, Me and the Big C is a British podcast about life with, treatment of and other topics relating to the disease cancer. The podcast was originally hosted by three former or current cancer patients Deborah James, Lauren Mahon and Rachael Bland.


AfterThoughts was created to make visible some of the invisible cancer stories from within the young cancer community. Join Toby and Alice as they get to know each other a little better, introduce the themes their storytellers will be exploring in coming episodes and share what makes AfterThoughts different.

C the Signs

C the signs is a multi-platform digital tool using artificial intelligence to identify patients at risk of cancer. Fighting cancer with early diagnosis. C the Signs supports GPs to identify patients at risk of cancer at the earliest and most curable stage of the disease.

Cancer Research UK

Is the UK’s pioneering work into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer has helped save millions of lives. They support research into all aspects of cancer through the work of over 4,000 scientists, doctors and nurses. Together with its partners and supporters, Cancer Research UK's vision is to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.

Macmillan Cancer Support

Macmillan are here to help everyone with cancer live life as fully as they can, providing physical, financial and emotional support. So whatever cancer throws your way, we’re right there with you.

Maggie's Centres

Maggie’s is a charity that offers free emotional and practical support to people living with cancer and their family and friends. During the Covid-19 emergency its centres across the UK are unable to welcome people as usual, but they are supporting people by phone, email or through the online community during this incredibly difficult time. Since Maggie’s opened their first centre in 1996, the charity has developed a programme of support that is proven to help people with cancer and their loved ones take back control. 

Teenage Cancer Trust

Every day, seven young people aged 13-24 hear the words “you have cancer”. They will each need specialised nursing care and support to get them through the toughest times they may have faced. Teenage Cancer Trust is the only UK charity dedicated to meeting this vital need.

Young Lives vs Cancer

When cancer strikes young lives Young Lives vs Cancer helps families limit the damage cancer causes beyond their health. Young Lives vs Cancer is the UK’s leading charity for young cancer patients and their families. It provides specialist support to help and guide each young cancer patient and their family.

Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust

The Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust is a national charity that inspires young people aged 8-24 to believe in a brighter future living through and beyond cancer. 

Willow Foundation

Willow is the only national charity working with seriously ill young adults aged 16 to 40 to fulfil uplifting and unforgettable Special Days. For some their Special Day is the opportunity to return some normality to their lives. For others it is the last chance to fulfil a dream. But for all, at what is the most difficult of times, a Special Day can lift spirits, reunify families and be a source of strength when it’s needed most.

Bloodwise - Cancer Uncovered

Bloodwise Cancer Uncovered provides information and support specific to blood cancer and includes short videos on treatment, side effects, feelings, friends, dating and sex, work and study for people aged 15-24 diagnosed with blood cancer at any age.

Robin Cancer Trust

The Robin Cancer Trust is the UK’s only germ cell cancer awareness charity. Our dedicated campaigns highlight the importance of early detection, promote awareness of the signs and symptoms and tackle the ‘embarrassment factor’ in young men and women.

Orchid - Fighting Male Cancer

Orchid is a UK charity working on behalf of anyone affected by or interested in male cancer – testicular, prostate and penile cancer. We exist to save men’s lives from male cancer through a pioneering research programme, education and awareness campaigns, training for health and social care professionals and a range of Nurse led Support Services. Helpline 0808 802 0010 and email [email protected] 


Vinehealth’s platform uses behavioural science and AI to increase the quality of life and survival of cancer patients. Built by doctors and data scientists, the Vinehealth mobile app allows patients to track, understand and optimise their care, supporting them to better self-manage. Patients can track data on symptoms, side effects, medications and appointments, and this information is seamlessly integrated with lifestyle data from smartphones and wearable devices. Machine learning enables the app to delivers highly personalised nudges to support self-management and personalised evidence-based content and supportive information. Co-developed with hundreds of patients, as well as with NHS oncologists and key opinion leaders in cancer research and health behaviours, the app also connects patients to their clinical team, helping them to feel supported and in control.


HeadWrappers is a free hair-loss advisory service, focusing on alternatives to wigs and providing practical support for anyone experiencing hair loss as a result of cancer treatment. Our aim is to help people look good and to feel more confident about themselves as they undergo cancer treatment that may cause hair loss. Currently, our service is available to adults only and although we see predominantly women in our sessions, we also offer our service to men.

Sim Pal

SimPal is the only charity providing FREE pre-paid SIM cards and mobile phones (when available) to those living with cancer in the UK.

Cancer On Board

Provide badges that are a straightforward way to tell people around you that you are ill, and that you might need to sit down, especially on public transport. The message of the badge is very clear and means you don’t have to go into any detail in front of strangers to get a seat. 

Something to Look Forward

Something To Look Forward To is a family-run charity that supports thousands of other families affected by cancer and the resulting financial hardship by providing 'gifts' and 'experiences' that have been donated by individuals and businesses.

Not Another Bunch of Flowers

Not Another Bunch Of Flowers was set up by Anikka Burton following her own cancer diagnosis. She started by offering cancer care packages and gifts for those in hospital, but quickly grew to become a lifestyle gifting brand for all occasions. They also stock products to provide some comfort during treatment such as natural and organic skincare specifically formulated for cancer patients, headwear and Queasy Drops to help with chemo nausea.

52 Lives

52 Lives aims to change someone’s life every week of the year and spread kindness, with the help of almost100,000 supporters. We help with a wide range of things…from helping women to set up a home again after leaving a refuge, providing winter clothing to homeless children, providing medical equipment…whatever it is that a person needs. 100% of what our supporters give goes to the people we help.

Black Women Rising

A lottery-funded project, founded by The Leanne Pero Foundation and aimed at creating more cancer awareness amongst the BAME community.

Shine Cancer Support

Shine is the only UK charity that support adults in their 20s, 30s and 40s who have experienced a cancer diagnosis. There is never a good time to have cancer, but we know that younger adults face different issues than their older or younger counterparts – and that many of these are not dealt with by traditional cancer support charities and services. We provide tailored information and peer support for anyone in their 20s, 30s or 40s diagnosed with any cancer.