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Resources and books

Find out about organisations, support groups, books, videos and other resources to help you cope with liver cancer 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

2 Southampton Road
BH24 1HY

Helpline: 0800 652 7330

This charity produces information and leaflets about liver cancer and other liver diseases.

3 St Andrews Place
Regent Park


This organisation used to be called the Digestive Disorders Foundation. They produce information and leaflets on common digestive diseases and illnesses, including liver cancer. They also fund research into all areas of gut and liver disease.

General support organisations

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

Books about liver cancer

Ghassan Abou-Alfa and Ronald DeMatteo
Jones and Bartlett Publishers 
ISBN 978-1449622893

This American book offers answers to your questions about treatment options, and other issues about living with liver cancer. It is written by a cancer doctor (oncologist) and a gastrointestinal surgeon, and includes comments from patients and caregivers. There are some references to practices in the United States that may not apply to the UK. 

We have a list of other books that may be useful to you when you have cancer on our general reading list page.

Booklets and factsheets

  • alcohol and liver disease
  • cirrhosis of the liver
  • hepatitis B
  • hepatitis C
  • diet and liver disease
  • liver transplantation
  • life after liver transplant
  • liver cancer
  • coping with advanced cancer
  • diet and cancer
  • lost for words - how to talk to someone with cancer
  • sexuality and cancer
  • talking about your cancer
  • talking to children when an adult has cancer
  • understanding chemotherapy
  • understanding cancer research trials (clinical trials)
  • understanding radiotherapy
  • Liver cancer

Videos of people's stories

Find out about the experience of living with and beyond cancer by seeing and hearing people share their personal stories on film. Healthtalk’s researchers created a library of interviews with people who have survived for 5 years or more after a cancer diagnosis.

Find out what people said about issues such as lifestyle choices, physical effects and the impact on work and family.

Go to the HealthTalk website

Find local cancer support and information services

NHS Choices has a service that tells you about local information and support.

Go to NHS choices website 

Information and help

Dangoor sponsorship

About Cancer generously supported by Dangoor Education since 2010.