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Against Breast Cancer is the story of the personal crusade of our founders Dr Anthony Leathem and his wife Patricia in their quest for a future free of breast cancer.
Today, Against Breast Cancer funds pioneering research into new treatments, tools for earlier diagnosis and advice to reduce the risk of recurrence and secondary spread. Working with expert scientists we want to increase the survival rates of all breast cancer patients and ultimately, discover a vaccine against breast cancer.
What we do
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.
We provide expert information and support for everyone affected by bowel cancer. Our online forum is a place for people to share their experience and support each other. Our website has lots of high-quality information about bowel cancer and we publish a range of helpful materials.
We campaign for early diagnosis and access to best treatment and care. We're leading change for younger bowel cancer patients, campaigning to improve survival and quality of life for those with advanced bowel cancer and working to improve early diagnosis by ensuring people are getting the right test at the right time.
We fund research
Our research strategy puts patients and their families at the heart of our research programme. We're committed to funding research that improves the prevention, early detection and treatment of the disease.
We run training, workshops, and study days for healthcare professionals. We also have a dedicated team of volunteers who give free awareness talks to workplaces and community groups across the UK, spreading the word about symptoms, risk factors and bowel cancer screening.
We’re campaigning to improve early diagnosis by ensuring people have access to the right test at the right time. Around 16,000 people die from bowel cancer each year, making it the UK’s second biggest cancer killer. However, this shouldn’t be the case as the disease is treatable and curable, especially if diagnosed early. An estimated 9 in 10 people will survive bowel cancer if diagnosed at the earliest stage.
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.
We believe that we can change the future of breast cancer and make sure that, by 2050, everyone diagnosed with the disease lives – and is supported to live well. But we need to act now.
Support for cancer patients, improve your health (raising awareness of symptoms), campaigns, public affairs (supporting legislation that helps individuals improve their health)
As Northern Ireland’s leading children’s cancer charity, Cancer Fund for Children understands the devastating impact a cancer diagnosis and its treatment has on the whole family, and that beyond the essential medical care, there is a family life that needs to be rebuilt.
From the point of diagnosis our team of Cancer Support Specialists is here to help, guide and support families at home, in their community, and at our therapeutic short break and residential centre in Newcastle, Co. Down. Our support is focused not just on the young person, but on the whole family. Our aim is to empower, connect and strengthen them, so they feel equipped to deal with whatever the future may hold.
Cancer Fund for Children is also here to help bereaved families cope with the emotional pain of losing a child to cancer. We also support children and young people whose parent has been diagnosed with cancer through our Young Shoulders Programme.
Cancer Research UK are working towards a world where people can all live longer, better lives, free from the fear of cancer. Through giving to Cancer Research UK through Payroll Giving you can provide us with a regular and reliable income, allowing us to plan and budget for the future to fund life-saving research.
About Cancer Research UK
Cancer Research UK are the largest charitable funder of cancer research in the world, funding around 50% of all publicly funded cancer research here in the UK. We’re working every day to find new and improved ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, to make it a disease people no longer die from. Thanks to you, we’ve helped double cancer survival in the last 40 years. Today, 2 in 4 people survive the disease. Our ambition is to accelerate progress so that 3 in 4 people survive cancer by 2034. Together we will beat cancer.
£5 per month
Giving just £5 could help towards the cost of kitting out one of our research labs with the essential chemicals our scientists need - the bread and butter of day-to-day experiments.
£10 per month
£10 buys 250 plastic test tubes – the understated tools of cancer-fighting experiments.
£20 per month
£20 buys a digital PCR assay, which scans a piece of genetic material to find cancer-causing mutations. Finding out what causes cancer could help our scientists beat it.
Hope for Tomorrow is a national cancer charity dedicated to bringing cancer treatment closer to patients' homes. Our Mobile Chemotherapy Units effectively reduce the long distances of travel and waiting times for treatment that patients often endure, and also help them to avoid the stresses and strains of busy Oncology Centres.
We are Leukaemia UK. We believe research has the power to stop leukaemia devastating lives.
Leukaemia doesn’t discriminate. It affects people of all ages – from babies to grandparents. More people are living longer with leukaemia but, despite decades of progress only half of leukaemia patients live longer than five years after their diagnosis*. We won’t stop until we change this.
What if through research, we could accelerate progress and improve the lives of people affected by leukaemia today and in the future? By bringing together the experience and expertise of people who are living and working with leukaemia, we will do everything we can to make sure that the next person diagnosed has the best possible experience.
We are building a research programme based on evidence and our insight from patients and from the scientific and healthcare community. Our research work will tackle needs and fill gaps to ensure we meet what matters most to the leukaemia community.
We will be guided by our supporters, researchers, healthcare professionals and people living with leukaemia to fund and prioritise the leukaemia research that matters most, helping improve the patient experience, from diagnosis to treatment and care.
Being told 'you have cancer' can affect so much more than your health – it can affect your family, your job, even your ability to pay the bills.
But life with cancer is still life. We get that. And, after over 100 years of helping so many people, we get what's most important: that we treat everyone as a person, not just a patient.
With your help we can do more for people living with cancer, giving each person the support they need to look after all that matters and take care of their health, protect personal relationships and deal with work and money worries.
We want to help everyone with cancer find their best way through, from the moment of diagnosis, so they're able to live life as fully as they can. You can be someone who makes that happen.
Registered charity in England and Wales (261017), Scotland (SC039907) and the Isle of Man (604). Also operating in Northern Ireland.
Marie Curie is here to help anyone with a terminal illness.
Marie Curie Nurses work night and day, in people's homes across the UK, providing hands-on care and vital emotional support. If you're living with a terminal illness, they can help you stay surrounded by the people you care about most, in the place where you're most comfortable.
Our 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 - whether you're staying in the hospice, or just coming in for the day.
Through our information and Support services we help everyone affected by a terminal illness get the information and support they need, whether you have an illness yourself or you're a family member or friend.
We'll be by your side with care and support every step of the way, bringing light in the darkest hours.
Ovarian Cancer Action strives to stop women dying from ovarian cancer by funding world-class scientific research leading to innovative treatment and progressive solutions.
Project Youth Cancer supports teenagers and young adults with cancer, throughout their treatment and beyond.
Our teenage years are unique to every other stage of our lives. It’s the bridge between childhood and adulthood. At a time when these young people are tasting independence and looking forward to adult life, a cancer diagnosis is its most cruel.
Around 2,300 young people aged 13-24 are diagnosed with cancer every year in the UK. Imagine being a teenager or young adult and having to juggle the unique challenges that this time brings – on top of dealing with a cancer diagnosis and the huge impact of treatment.
The far-reaching impact of cancer does not end when treatment ends. The impact of a cancer diagnosis can continue for many years, especially with the impact on mental health. Project Youth Cancer pledges to be there to support teenagers and young adults with cancer, throughout their treatment and beyond.
The charity provides bespoke care for young people with cancer, which includes a new one-to-one counselling service for young patients, so they have somewhere to talk freely when they are protecting loved ones from the harsh reality of their illness and treatment. They may benefit from having some special holistic therapies as a treat or as a distraction which we offer as a charity. They may be eligible for scalp cooling, which is a process used during chemotherapy to prevent hair loss, which is now being made available to our age through our partnership with Paxman.
Like so many things in life, cancer care is not a one size fits all and as we evolve as an organisation, we are ensuring that young patients are treated as individuals and are treated as a whole – body and mind.
We are Prostate Cancer UK
Prostate Cancer UK is the UKs largest mens health charity. We aim to help more men survive prostate cancer and enjoy a better quality of life.
Supporting men and providing information
Our Specialist Nurses have time to talk and answer questions about prostate cancer and prostate problems. We provide free printed and downloadable information. Our online community and one-to-one support service connects men and their families with others who know what theyre going through.
Finding answers through research
Working with our 2012-2020 research strategy, We fund research into tests, treatments and the causes of prostate cancer
Leading change to raise awareness and improve care
With help from our volunteers, we work with the general public, the government and the NHS to raise awareness and get a better deal for men with prostate cancer.
Our work is guided by our ambitious MANifesto, launched in October 2012.
Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation is the only UK charity wholly dedicated to beating lung cancer. We support patients and their families with our nurse led helpline and national support groups. We fund various research projects aiming to detect lung cancer earlier and at a time in which curative treatment becomes a reality.
Anyone with lungs can get lung cancer. Man, woman, young, old, smoker and non-smoker, lung cancer does not discriminate, but sadly people do. Lung cancer claims far more lives than any other cancer type in the UK, yet shockingly it receives the least funding. Sadly outcomes for patients are extremely poor with the average survival rate just under 6 months.
Together we have the potential to revolutionise the future of lung cancer, giving patients and their families the attention and support they deserve. Through raising awareness, challenging the stigma, campaigning for improved treatments and funding more research, with your help we hope to support all those living with lung cancer.
If you have cancer or you're close to someone who has, it can be frightening and stressful. We can help. We bring treatment, emotional support and practical advice to where it matters most; the heart of your community.
Tenovus Cancer Care is here to help you cope, and through our vital research, we offer hope. We're the leading cancer charity in Wales and, whenever you need us, we're here for you.
We undertake world-class research designed to improve outcomes for people with cancer. We are a confident, vibrant and enterprising organisation and our scientists are world leaders in their fields. We are driven by a desire to understand the genetics and biology of cancer and to apply that knowledge to maximise clinical impact.
World Cancer Research Fund International is the worlds leading authority on cancer prevention research related to diet, weight and physical activity.
We are a not-for-profit organisation that leads & unifies a network of cancer prevention charities with a global reach. These charities are based in the USA, United Kingdom, Netherlands, and Hong Kong.
Since it started in 1982, the World Cancer Research Fund network has been a pioneer in research and health information on the link between food, nutrition, physical activity and the prevention of cancer.
1 in 2 people are diagnosed with some form of cancer during their lifetime. For us, that’s 1 in 2 too many. Our solution? At Worldwide Cancer Research, we believe that bold research will cure cancer and the first step is the most important. That’s why we back the brightest research minds all around the world in their quest to find the cures for a disease that affects so many lives. Without taking that crucial first step with discovery research, scientists can’t find new preventions, treatments and cures for cancer.
Since we started in 1979, we have invested £200 million into cancer research in over 30 countries.Because cancer is a global problem.
One day cancer will no longer be feared – the more pioneering cancer research we can fund with your help, the sooner that day will come.
Young Lives vs Cancer is the UKs leading cancer charity for children and young people, and their families. We provide clinical, practical, financial and emotional support to help them cope with cancer and get the most out of life. We are there from diagnosis onwards and aim to help the whole family deal with the impact of cancer and its treatment, life after treatment and, in some cases, bereavement.
•We provide clinical, practical and emotional support to children and young people with cancer, and their families
•We give financial support including grants and benefits information to children and young people with cancer to help deal with the financial impact of cancer
•We provide free Home from Home accommodation close to specialist hospitals, so that families can be close to their children during treatment
•We offer free holidays and short breaks so that families can spend time together, with the support of our care professionals, away from the everyday challenges of childhood cancer
•We provide children, young people and families with a wide range of valuable information on childhood cancer and its impact
•We campaign and influence others to raise awareness of the needs of children and young people with cancer and to improve the support they receive.