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Resources and support

Find support organisations, books, videos and other resources to help you cope with carcinoid tumours and treatment.

Cancer Research UK

Cancer Research UK is the largest cancer research organisation in the world outside the USA. We are the European leader in the development of new anti-cancer drugs. We fund research on all aspects of the disease from its causes, to treatment and prevention, education and psychological support for patients.

We are also committed to producing high quality information for people affected by cancer, health professionals and the general public. We do this through the About Cancer pages on our website, our news and resources, and our range of health awareness leaflets.

Cancer Chat is our free online discussion forum for people affected by cancer. It is a safe space to talk to other people in similar situations, and find information and support.

If you have a question about cancer, you can contact our team of specialist cancer information nurses. Call free on 0808 800 4040, 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. To talk in your preferred language, ask for our interpreting service. Or you can send us a question online.

Support organisations

NET Patient Foundation

The NET Patient Foundation gives information and support to people with neuroendocrine tumours, including carcinoid tumours.

Their website gives detailed advice and information. You can download factsheets and booklets from the website inlcuding information about surgery, diet and travel tips. There is also a section focusing on patients' stories. They also have an online forum where people can share experiences. They run a helpline and can put patients in contact with each other.

Tel: 0800 434 6476

Macmillan Cancer Support

Macmillan Cancer Support is a charity that gives practical, medical and financial support to people with cancer. Its helpline gives guidance on cancer and advice on benefits. It also publishes booklets about cancer and treatments.

Phone: 0808 808 0000 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 8pm; information is available in other languages)

Textphone: 0808 808 0121

National Cancer Institute (NCI)

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is the US organisation for cancer research. It has information about all types of cancer. 

Booklets and factsheets

You can find a list of books about cancer, treatments, and living with cancer on our general reading list. These books cover many aspects of cancer and its treatment. 

Videos of people's stories

Hear what it's like to live with and beyond cancer, from people who've shared their personal stories on film.

Healthtalk has an online library of interviews with people who have lived for 5 years or more after a cancer diagnosis. See what they say about lifestyle choices, physical effects, work, family and more. 

Find local cancer information and support

NHS Choices helps you to find local cancer information and support.

Cancer Research UK nurses

You can call the Cancer Research UK information nurses on freephone 0808 800 4040, from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. They are happy to help. They can give advice about who can help you and what kind of support is available.

Information and help

Dangoor sponsorship

About Cancer generously supported by Dangoor Education since 2010.