We know that meeting other people the same age is so important and that's , but so is specific advice from experts on your type of cancer that's why we have a directory of the charities out there both the big and the smaller one there just for you:

Blood Cancer - Lymphoma and Leukaemia

Anthony Nolan

Anthony Nolan is the charity that makes lifesaving connections between patients in need and incredible strangers ready to donate their stem cells.

The Aplastic Anaemia Trust

The Aplastic Anaemia Trust is the only charity in the UK focused on raising funds for research into aplastic anaemia and other rare bone marrow so people can receive the support they need.

Blood Cancer UK

Blood Cancer UK is a community dedicated to beating blood cancer by funding research and supporting those affected.

CML Support

Welcome to CML Support - one of the largest online patient support communities for Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia. Run by patients for patients, their families and supporters.

Leukaemia Care 

Leukaemia Care is a national blood cancer support charity. We are dedicated to ensuring that anyone affected by blood cancer receives the right information, advice and support.

Lymphoma Action

The UK's only charity dedicated to lymphoma, the 5th most common cancer. We’ve been providing in-depth, expert information for 35 years, helping thousands of people affected by lymphoma. Our mission is to make sure no one faces lymphoma alone.

Lymphoma Out Loud

Lymphoma Out Loud is a young charity with a rebel spirit, determined to make a BIG impact. We are on a mission to educate, empower and ensure that everyone is aware of the signs and symptoms of lymphoma. Our message is simple: #BeBodyBrave.

Myeloma UK

Myeloma UK was established in 1997 to change the lives of patients with myeloma and related conditions and realise our ambition of making myeloma history. Myeloma is a very individual blood cancer, and every patient’s experience is different.

Brain Cancer

Brainstrust

A brain tumour diagnosis brings with it the double impact of a cancer diagnosis and a progressively debilitating neurological disease. Brain tumour treatment is complex and nearly always harmful, and diagnosis brings with it enormous impact on well-being and mental health. Fear, isolation, disempowerment and loss of control abound. This is where we help. We provide personalised brain tumour support, to help you live life with a brain tumour.

Brain Tumour Charity

Whether you've been diagnosed with a brain tumour, or it's a family member or friend, we are here to help. We offer a wide range of inclusive and accessible services for everyone affected by a brain tumour, whether it's low or high grade, adult or child.

Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer Now

We’re Breast Cancer Now, the charity that’s steered by world-class research and powered by life-changing care. We’re here for anyone affected by breast cancer, the whole way through, providing support for today and hope for the future.

CoppaFeel

We’re here to help everyone stand the best possible chance of surviving breast cancer by educating you on the importance of getting to know your boobs and pecs! The first breast cancer charity in the UK to solely create awareness amongst young people, with the aim of instilling the knowledge and tools they need to get to know their bodies. We like to talk about a serious message in a light-hearted way, empowering people to start healthy habits for life.

Future Dreams

Everyone needs help after a breast cancer diagnosis. Future Dreams Breast Cancer Charity offers practical and emotional support as well as funding vital research and promoting breast awareness.

The Future Dreams Online Support Hub, which is hosted by the Ticking Off Breast Cancer team (Sara, Harriet, Emma and Molly) provides support to people impacted by breast cancer. The website provides practical information, expert articles, personal stories, podcast episodes and signposts to further information and support.

Bone Cancer - Osteosarcoma and Ewings Sarcoma

Bone Cancer Research Trust 

Aims to help everyone understand more about primary bone cancer, its diagnosis and its treatment. This information has been written for patients, their families and friends and the general public to help them understand more about primary bone cancer and how it is diagnosed and treated.

Sarcoma UK

Recently diagnosed with sarcoma. You have a lot of questions about what happens next and what is happening right now. Here you’ll find clear explanations of what sarcoma is, how it is diagnosed and the treatment options available to you. 

Bowel Cancer

Anal Cancer Foundation

The Anal Cancer Foundation is dedicated to empowering anal cancer patients and accelerating prevention and treatment methods that eliminate this disease.

Bowel Cancer UK 

We’re the UK’s leading bowel cancer charity. We’re determined to save lives and improve the quality of life of everyone affected by bowel cancer. Our vision is a future where nobody dies of the disease.

Eye Cancer

OcuMel UK

OcuMel UK provides support for anyone affected by eye cancer. We aim to give clear and accurate information to help you make the life choices that are right for you. Our friendly staff and volunteers understand how isolating it can be when you or your loved one are diagnosed with a rare cancer. We are here for you wherever you are in your eye cancer journey. We raise awareness of eye cancer amongst the public and work with medical professionals to increase their knowledge.

Germ Cell Cancer

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.

Gynaecological - Cervical, Ovarian, Vaginal and Womb

Eve Appeal

At The Eve Appeal our vision is to realise a future where fewer women, trans men and non-binary people develop and many more survive gynaecological cancers. To do this we not only fund research into risk prediction, screening and early detection, but we raise awareness by providing key information on the five gynaecological cancers, and run our nurse-led information service, Ask Eve, which is here to provide information around gynaecological health and answer your questions.

Jo's Cervical Trust 

We're the UK’s leading cervical cancer charity. Their mission is to see cervical cancer prevented and reduce the impact for everyone affected by cervical cell changes (abnormal cells) and cervical cancer through providing the highest quality information and support, and campaigning for excellence in cervical cancer treatment and prevention.

Ovacome

The UK's ovarian cancer charity providing expert support and information. We are a supportive and knowledgeable community for anyone affected by ovarian cancer.

Ovarian Cancer Action

Over the last fifteen years, our efforts to fund and facilitate the very best ovarian cancer research have achieved dramatic results. But, of course, there’s more work to be done. Thanks to the continuing generosity of our supporters, we’re now committed to funding the next generation of research and to accelerating progress in three main areas: preventing the disease, diagnosing it early, and developing effective, personalised treatments. We believe this approach will help more women survive ovarian cancer than ever before.

Target Ovarian Cancer

If you're worried about ovarian cancer, want to know about symptoms, testing, treatment options or clinical trials, you can find everything you need here.

Head and Neck Cancer

The Swallows

We are known as “The Swallows Head and Neck Cancer Group” because of the difficulty a lot of people have with swallowing, this group is designed to provide help with patients and carers. The Swallows was formed by like minded cancer patients to help and support fellow sufferers and their carers. If you are looking for support please come to our meeting.

Kidney Cancer

Kidney Cancer UK 

For the over 20 years Kidney Cancer UK has been a consistent, prominent and influential name working to support patients through the approval of drugs for kidney cancer patients, better treatments and a clear treatment pathway.

Neuroendocrine Cancer 

Neuroendocrine Cancer UK

Our purpose is to support and inform patients and families from diagnosis, enabling access to the best care and treatment, whilst stimulating Neuroendocrine Cancer research, increasing national awareness and influencing improvements in outcomes.

Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic Cancer UK 

Pancreatic cancer is tough, but we’re taking it on. We’re here for people now, and funding research and campaigning to improve the future. Together, we’ll take it on.

Pancreatic Cancer Action

We are the only UK charity that specifically focuses on improving pancreatic cancer survival rates through early diagnosis in everything we do. We raise awareness of the symptoms and risk factors of pancreatic cancer across the year.

Salivary Gland Cancer

Salivary Gland Cancer UK

We’re a new charity for those with rare salivary gland cancers such as Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma. Our aim? To build a UK-wide information and support network for people affected by, or treating, these conditions.

Skin Cancer

Melanoma UK

At Melanoma UK it is our challenge and desire to give patients and their families much needed support during the very difficult times faced upon diagnosis. We aim to get patients access to the best care available and support them throughout the journey. Patients, families, carers, and clinicians are at the heart of our work. We are passionate about our work and will work tirelessly to get results.

Testicular Cancer

Baggy Trousers

Baggy Trousers UK is a cancer charity based in the North West of England, it was founded by Jack Broadley in 2014. After going through his own experience of testicular cancer at the age of 21, Jack decided to take on this challenge to embark on a journey that would inspire him to helping others that have been affected by the illness that he’d once had. Jack felt an inherent urge to make a difference in the lives of males affected by testicular cancer and that, with the charity being run by a survivor, he could get the message across to others by the telling of his experience.

It's In The Bag

It's in the Bag provide hands-on support for men with testicular cancer in the South-West, as well as raising awareness of the disease across the region and beyond. It’s in the Bag is run by a group of testicular cancer survivors with support from specialist NHS staff. 

It's On The Ball

The charity was set up in 2014 under the guidance of Dr Susanna Alexander who is a Consultant Medical Oncologist based at The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. Their main aims are to raise awareness of Testicular Cancer, and support patients affected by the disease and their families throughout East Anglia (Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, & Essex). They also provide a ‘buddy’ system for newly diagnosed patients and their families, supply a support pack to all patients undergoing treatment and offer financial support on a case by case basis.

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] 

Other Charities

Abby's Heroes

The aim of our charity is to help and support children and their families, including bereaved families, who come under the care of the Piam Brown and the Teenagers and Young Adults (TYA) wards at Southampton General Hospital. We offer financial and practical help as well as the opportunity to make lasting memories for the children and their families.

CATTS

We’re the charity here to ensure more young people know the signs and symptoms of cancer, whatever their background. We’re passionate about young people feeling empowered about their own health.

Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust

Our charity partner, 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. 

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. 

Marie Curie 

Marie Curie Nurses work on the front line, night and day, in people’s homes across the UK, providing hands-on care and vital emotional support. Our nine hospices offer the reassurance of specialist care and support, in a friendly, welcoming environment, for people living with a terminal illness and their loved ones around the UK.

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.

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.

Teens Unite Fighting Cancer

Supporting those in their teens and early 20's who are fighting cancer. There are 2,555 new cases of cancer diagnosed in teenagers and young adults in the UK each year.

Tenovus 

We’re Wales’ leading cancer charity, with a long and distinguished history and are widely recognised for the quality of our support, care and research.

Tom Bowdidge Youth Cancer Foundation

The Tom Bowdidge Youth Cancer Foundation is a charitable foundation, founded on 28th February 2014 in memory of Tom Bowdidge. Tom died of a Desmoplastic Small Round Cell Tumour and extensive peritoneal disease in October 2013, at the age of 19.

Young Lives vs Cancer

Our charity partner, Young Lives vs Cancer, aims to support every 16-24 year old to limit the damage cancer causes beyond their health. It provides specialist support to help and guide each young cancer patient and their families.

Dragonfly Cancer Trust

We work with specialist cancer treatment centres, hospitals, hospices and families across the UK providing support for young cancer patients under the age of 25 with a palliative diagnosis. Our focus is on memory making, helping young patients to make each moment matter with their loved ones. We do this by providing Cash Gifts, keepsakes and creative therapy. Our dedicated team of staff and volunteers are continuously inspired by the young people we support. 

Little Princess's Trust

Little Princess Trust is a charity that provides real hair wigs, free of charge, to children and young people who have lost their own hair through cancer treatment and other conditions.