Cancer Resources

The following cancer charities and organisations also provide information, resources and support that you may find helpful

Maggie’s provides free practical, emotional and social support to people with cancer and their family and friends, following the ideas about cancer care originally laid out by Maggie Keswick Jencks.

Butterfly Thyroid Cancer Trust is the first national charity in the UK dedicated solely to the support of patients with thyroid cancer. To those who seek it, they can offer information, support and encouragement (but not medical advice). They provide a helpline, as well as a website full of information, news, resources and links to other organisations.

Beating Bowel Cancer is the support and campaigning charity for everyone affected by bowel cancer.

Tackle Prostate Cancer is the only patient-led UK-wide charity representing people with prostate cancer and those who care for them.

Lymphoma Out Loud is a network offering information and support amongst like-minded individuals and family members supporting those experiencing lymphoma. Lymphoma Out Loud is an education and awareness initiative for the under 3o’s. #BeBodyBrave

Cancer On Board, founded by James McNaught, took inspiration from TFL’s Baby On Board badges, whilst he was undergoing cancer treatment. Treatment that left him exhausted, weak and gradually, unable to speak. And so the Cancer On Board badge was born. The charity focuses on the immediate need of making journeys to and from treatment a little more bearable.

Healthcare Travel Costs Scheme (HTCS) If you’re referred to hospital or other NHS premises for specialist NHS treatment or diagnostic tests by your doctor, dentist or another health professional, you may be able to claim a refund of reasonable travel costs under the Healthcare Travel Costs Scheme (HTCS).