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Overseas cancer organisations

This is a list of cancer organisations in countries outside the UK, which you may find helpful.

The information is based on how the organisations describe themselves on their websites. They provide different levels of cancer information and some may provide support only.

We have included email addresses when they are available. But not all these organisations may be able to answer medical questions about cancer in detail. It’s best to look at each organisation’s website before sending them an email enquiry.

We’ve shown the languages they use on their websites. Some can also offer specific services in other languages.

All contact details were accurate when we compiled this list.

These organisations are not affiliated to Cancer Research UK, so we are not responsible for the quality of any information or support they provide.

The Cancer Council Australia
Provides a telephone helpline and online information for people with cancer. They also have an online support community where you can share experiences and find support.

Website: www.cancer.org.au
Email: info@cancer.org.au
Helpline: 13 11 20 (Mon to Fri, 9.00am to 5.00pm – local rate)

Cancer Support Services

Tel: (246) 228-7081
Website: css.org.bb/  
Email: cancersupport@caribsurf.com  

Fondation Contre le Cancer (Foundation Against Cancer)
Provides support to people with cancer in French.

Website: www.cancer.be
Phone: 0800 15 801 (Mon- Fri 9am-6pm)
Email: info@fondationcontrelecancer.be

The Canadian Cancer Society
Provides telephone, email and online information in French and English for people with cancer. They also have an online community for people to share their experiences.

Website: www.cancer.ca
Email: online enquiry form
Phone: 1 888 939 3333 or (416) 961 7223

The Hong Kong Anti Cancer Society
Provides comprehensive online information in Chinese for people with cancer and their caregivers.

Website: www.hkacs.org.hk
Email: admin@hkacs.org.hk
Phone: (852) 3921 3821

The Cyprus Anti Cancer Society
Provides support and care for people with cancer at their homes. Information provided in Greek and English. The website includes local contact telephone numbers.

Phone: 22 44 6 222
Website: www.anticancersociety.org.cy
Email: info@anticancersociety.org.cy

Liga Proti Rakovine Praha (League Against Cancer Prague)
Provides information to cancer patients in Czech.

Website: www.lpr.cz/
Email: lpr@lpr.cz
Helpline: +420 224 920 935

Kræftens Bekæmpelse (Danish Cancer Society)
Provides support and information for cancer patients in Danish.

Website: www.cancer.dk
Email: info@cancer.dk
Phone: 80 30 10 30 (Mon-Fri 9am-9pm, Sat & Sun 12pm-5pm)

Eesti Vähiliit (Estonian Cancer Society)
Provides information and support for people with cancer. Information on their website is in Estonian, Russian and English.

Website: www.cancer.ee
Email: info@cancer.ee
Phone: 800 2233 (Mon to Fri, 10am to midday and 6pm to 8.00pm)

Syöpäjärjestöt Finnish Cancer Organisations / Cancer Society of Finland
Provides information and support for people with cancer in Finnish, Swedish and English.

Website: www.cancer.fi
Email: society@cancer.fi
Phone: 0800 19414 (Mon & Thu 10am-6pm, Tue, Wed & Fri 10am-3pm)

La fédération UNICANCER 
(The French Federation of Comprehensive Cancer Centres)
Provides links to online information for people with cancer in French.

Phone: 33 1 44 23 04 04
Website: www.fnclcc.fr
Email: Online enquiry form

Ligue Nationale contre le Cancer (National League Against Cancer)
Provides information for people with cancer in French.

Website: www.ligue-cancer.net
Phone: 0800 940 939 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 7pm)

Cancer Support France
Provides support in English to people in France.

Website: www.cancersupportfrance.org
Email: helpline@cancersupportfrance.org
Phone: 0800 240 200 (24hr answer phone) After a brief announcement in French you will be transferred to an answer phone and they will aim to return your call within 24 hours.

Deutsche Krebshilfe (German Cancer Aid)
Provides advice and information for people with cancer in German, including booklets that you can download from the website.

Website: www.krebshilfe.de
Email: online enquiry form
Phone: 02 28 729 90 0 (Monday to Friday 8am - 5pm)

Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum (German Cancer Research Centre)
A national cancer research organisation that provides information to people affected by cancer. Has a helpful website and phone information service.

Website: www.krebsinformationsdienst.de
Email: krebsinformationsdienst@dkfz.de
Phone: 49 (0)800 420 30 40

The Hellenic Cancer Society
Provides information and support for cancer patients in Greek.

Website: www.cancer-society.gr
Email: info@cancer-society.gr
Phone: (210) 64 56 713 

Magyar Rákellenes Liga (Hungarian League Against Cancer)
Provides support to people with cancer.

Website: www.rakliga.hu
Email: info@rakliga.hu
Phone: 36 1 225 1621

Krabbameinsfélagið (The Icelandic Cancer Society)
Provides information and support to people with cancer. The information on their website is in Icelandic.

Website: www.krabb.is
Phone: (354) 540 1900
Email: leit@krabb.is

Cancer Patients Aid Association
Provides information and support to people with cancer. Has branches in several cities. Information on their website is in English.

Website: www.cpaaindia.org

The Indian Cancer Society
The society provides food, medicines, transport, prostheses and counselling to people with cancer. It has branches and affiliated groups in many towns and cities. Information on their website is in English.

Website: www.indiancancersociety.org
Email: info@indiancancersociety.org
Phones: +91 22 2413 9445 / 51

The Irish Cancer Society
Provides support and information in English to patients with cancer.

Website: www.cancer.ie
Email: helpline@irishcancer.ie
Helpline: 1 800 200 700 (Mon to Thurs, 9am to 6pm – Fri, 9am to 5pm)

Israel Cancer Association
Funds research and provides information and support to people with cancer. Information is provided in Hebrew, English, Arabic and Russian.

Website: www.cancer.org.il
Phone: (972) 3 572 16 16

Associazione Italiana Malati di Cancro (AIMaC)
Provides information in Italian and support to cancer patients, their families and friends.

Website: www.aimac.it
Email. info@aimac.it
Phone: 840 503579 (free)

Jamaican Cancer Society
Provides information and support for people with cancer.

Website: www.jamaicacancersociety.org
Phone: 1 (876) 927 4265

King Hussein Cancer Center (KHCC)
A cancer treatment centre that also provides online information in English about common types of cancer.

Website: www.khcc.jo
Email: info@khcc.jo
Phone: (+962-6) 53 00 460

Majlis Kanser Nasional (MAKNA) (National Cancer Council)
Provides support and information for people with cancer.

Website: www.makna.org.my
Email: makna@makna.org.my
Phone: (60) 3 2162 9178
Helpline: 1-800 88 62562 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm)

Persatuan Kebangsaan Kanser Malaysia (National Cancer Society of Malaysia)
Provides an email, telephone and drop in service for people with cancer in Bahasa, Melayu, English, Chinese and Tamil. Also runs support groups, and offers medical services.

Website: www.cancer.org.my
Email: help@cancer.org.my
Free phone: 1 800 01 1000

Cancer Association of Namibia
Provides information and support for people with cancer, including care at home and financial advice. Also provides information through email and telephone. The information on their website is in English.

Website: www.can.org.na
Email: help@can.org.na
Phone: 264 (0) 61 23 77 41

Nepal Cancer Relief Society
Provides information and support for people with cancer.

Website: www.ncrs.org.np
Telephone: 1618 01 5202666

KWF Kankerbestrijding (The Dutch Cancer Society)
Provide online and telephone information in Dutch for people with cancer. There is also some information about the organisation in English on the website.

Website: www.kwfkankerbestrijding.nl
Email: info@kwfkankerbestrijding.nl
Phone: 0900 202 00 41 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm)

Cancer Society of New Zealand
Provides funding for research into the causes and treatment of cancer. They provide information in English and support for people with cancer and their families. They also have an online chat forum and telephone patient to patient support service.

Website: www.cancernz.org.nz
Email: info@cancersoc.org.nz
Phone: 0800 226 237 (Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm, out of hours answer phone)

Kreftforeningen (Norwegian Cancer Society)
Provide support, information, and an online forum for cancer patients in Norwegian.

Website: www.kreftforeningen.no
Email: kreftlinjen@kreftforeningen.no
Cancer Helpline: (47) 800 57 338

Liga Portuguesa Contra o Cancro (The Portuguese Cancer League)
Provides information and support to people with cancer. All information in Portuguese.

Website: www.ligacontracancro.pt
Email: info@ligacontracancro.pt 
Phone: 808 255 255

Liga Româna de Cancer (The Romanian Cancer League)
Provide online information about cancer in Romanian and English.

Website: www.romaniancancerleague.org/
Email: office@romaniancancerleague.org
Phone: 40 21 314 69 33

Saudi Cancer Society
Provides information and support for people with cancer. Information on their website is in Arabic.

Website: www.saudicancer.org
Phone: (966) 1 440 2006 or (966) 1 440 1771

Serbian Society for Fight against Cancer
Provides information about the prevention and treatment of cancer.

Website: www.serbiancancer.org/
Email: serbca@ncrc.ac.rs
Phone: +381 (0) 11 26 56 386

Singapore Cancer Society
Provides free public cancer screening services, financial assistance, rehabilitation, support, and hospice home care for cancer patients. Information on the website is in English.

Website: www.singaporecancersociety.org.sg/
Email: enquiry@singaporecancersociety.org.sg
Telephone: 65 6221 9578

Liga Proti Rakovine (League Against Cancer in Slovakia)
Provides support and information in Slovakian.

Website: www.lpr.sk
Email: lpr@lpr.sk
Phone: 421 92 17 35 2 / 52

The Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA)
Provides support and information services and a social network group (in English) for people with cancer.

Website: www.cansa.org.za
Email: info@cansa.org.za
Helpline (free): 0800 22 66 22 (Mon to Fri, 8am to 4.30pm)

Asociación Española Contra el Cáncer (AECC)
Provides online and telephone information in Spanish for people with cancer.

Website: www.aecc.es
Phone: 902 886 226 (cancer information)
Email: socios@aecc.es

Josep Carreras Leukaemia Foundation

Website: www.fcarreras.org
Phone: 34 93 414 5566
Email: info@fcarreras.es

Provides information and support for people with leukaemia. The website is available in English and also in Spanish and Catalan.

Cancerfonden (The Swedish Cancer Society)
Provides information and support in Swedish.

Website: www.cancerfonden.se
Email: infostodlinjen@cancerfonden.se
Phone: 020 59 59 59 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 1pm)

Krebsliga Schweiz (Swiss Cancer League)
Provides online and telephone information in German, French and Italian.

Website: www.krebsliga.ch
Email: helpline@krebsliga.ch
Phone: 0800 11 88 11 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 7pm)

National Cancer Institute of Thailand
Provides information for people with cancer. The information on the website is in Thai.

Website: www.nci.go.th
Phone: 02 202 6800
Email: admin@ncicheckup.com

American Cancer Society
Provides online, email and telephone information for people with cancer in English and Spanish.

Website: www.cancer.org
Help line: 1 800 227 2345

National Cancer Institute
Coordinates, conducts and supports cancer research. They also provide online, email and telephone information in English and Spanish.

Website: www.cancer.gov
Phone: 1 800 422 6237 (Monday to Friday, 8am to 8pm)

Cancer Association of Zimbabwe
Provides information and support for people with cancer

Website: www.cancerzimbabwe.org
Email: info@cancer.co.zw
Phone: 263 4 707444 or 705522

Union for International Cancer Control (UICC)
UICC is the world's largest independent, non profit, non governmental association of cancer organisations. It is based in Switzerland. UICC brings together a wide range of organisations, including voluntary cancer societies, research and treatment centres, public health authorities, patient support networks and advocacy groups. 

Website: www.uicc.org
Email: info@uicc.org
Phone: (+41) 22 809 1811

Association of European Cancer Leagues (ECL)
ECL was created in 1980 and consists of 27 members. Its objectives are to improve communication and to foster collaborative activities between European cancer leagues and organisations that are members of the ECL. The website is in English.

Website: www.europeancancerleagues.org
Phone: +32 2 256 2000

Nordic Cancer Union
The Nordic Cancer Union is a collaboration of five countries to improve cancer control in Scandinavia. Members include Finland, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Iceland and the Faroe Islands. Their website is in English.

Website: www.ncu.nu
Email: krabb@krabb.is or ncu@kreftforeningen.no
Phone: +354 5401 900 or +47 815 70 477

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