Breast Cancer Campaign
The Breast Cancer Campaign’s primary aim is to fund laboratory research, to improve diagnosis, prevention, treatment and cure. There is some limited material on breast cancer, risk factors and awareness, with links to further information at Cancerbackup and the breast cancer care.
Breast cancer care, provides information and support on all aspects of breast health. They have telephone and email support and have very active Internet discussion forums
Cancer Research UK is the world’s leading organisation dedicated to cancer research. They fund over 4,000 scientists, doctors and nurses. They also have a website for patient information, CancerHelpUK. it is very text heavy and you are forever clicking “for more information” but the information is well written and their section on clinical trials and cancer statistics is particularly good
CLAN is an Aberdeen based charity that provides cancer support to people in Grampian, Orkney and Shetland. Support is available to those affected as well as family and close friends. They offer a range of complementary treatments, counselling, social activities and a holiday home in Banchory. They also have a well stocked library, with internet access.
CLIC Sargent is the leading children’s cancer charity in the UK. Supporting children and young people with cancer. They provide a phone helpline for children with cancer and email support. They fund specialists such as doctors, nurses social workers and play specialists. They also offer financial grants and holidays for families.
beatblood cancers is the website for Leukaemia and Lymphoma Leukaemia Research (formerly the LRF, Leukaemia Research Fund), if you want information on leukaemia, then this is the place to go. The information is available online and can be downloaded as a pdf. It is clearly written, easy to read and goes into a lot of detail. It is important to note that there are separate booklets dealing with childhood and adult leukaemia’s. They have a useful online dictionary.
Macmillan Cancer Support, provide emotional support and information both by telephone and email. They provide financial support and help with claiming benefits. They provide specialist training for nurses and GP’s and ongoing professional development through their website bemacmillan.org
Macmillan have merged with Cancer Backup, all the cancer backup leaflets and booklets are now available through the Macmillan website.
The NICE guidelines for cancer can be found here
Penny Brohn Cancer Care, who were known as “The Bristol Cancer Help Centre” They are the leading complementary care centre for people with cancer in the UK. They are based in Bristol and have a helpline available on weekdays and email support. They offer courses to people with cancer and training to both complementary and health-care professionals.
Teen Info on cancer, is provided by Macmillan (it used to be provided by Macmillan). Teenagers with cancer can register and take part in their forums. You can ask a nurse a question using the online form. They also have videos, with teens talking about how cancer has affected them and animations of how chemo drugs work.
This is a guide to what is going on in the North East of Scotland, it’s a general guide, not specific to cancer, so if you’re looking for something to do in Aberdeen City or Aberdeenshire please have a browse.