Cervical cancer organisations
This page gives information about organisations and websites that help and support people with cervical cancer. There is information on
The websites listed on this page are valuable sources of information on cancer. They may use more technical terms, longer pages and fewer images than we do.
Cancer Research UK
407 St John Street
London EC1V 4AD
Helpline: 0808 800 40 40
Admin phone number: 020 7242 0200
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.
We are also committed to producing high quality information for people affected by cancer, health professionals and the general public. We do this through our website, which includes patient information and news and resources, and through our range of health awareness leaflets.
If you have a question about cancer, and you are in the UK or Ireland, you can contact our team of specialist cancer information nurses using this form, or by telephoning freephone 0808 800 40 40.
If you would like to talk to someone affected by cancer, share experiences or find information, you can visit our Cancer Chat forum.
You can ask at your local health centre or GP's surgery for details of Well Woman and Genito urinary clinics in your area. You can have a smear done at these clinics. They may also be listed in your local telephone directory.
This organisation provides information about cervical cancer and run a helpline manned by volunteers who have had experience of cervical cancer or abnormal cervical cells. They also have a confidential medical enquiry service. The website has an online forum where you can exchange experiences and information with others who have cervical cancer.
Women's Health Concern
4-6 Eton Place
This charity provides information on gynaecological and sexual aspects of women’s health including some gynaecological cancers. They have a team of specialist nurses and medical advisers who will answer email or postal enquiries. They ask for a £5 donation for this service. They also publish information leaflets.
A patient led group which aims to promote understanding about pelvic radiation disease which is a late effect of radiotherapy treatment. They offer support to patients and campaign for more research and better treatment for this condition. They focus is on the bowel problems that can follow pelvic radiotherapy.
Lymphoedema Support Network
St Luke's Crypt
London SW3 6NH
This is a national charity offering information and support to anyone affected by lymphoedema. They have over 3500 members, 65 local support groups, run a helpline and have a website. They also produce a range of information including factsheets about lymphoedema and its treatment, 2 DVDs about self management techniques for lymphoedema and a quarterly newsletter.
The European Consortium for Cervical Cancer Education
The European Consortium for Cervical Cancer Education is a Europe wide project dedicated to informing the public, doctors and Governments about cervical cancer and the role of HPV. There is some patient information and a page of useful links. There are also news and research sections. The site is available in 12 European languages.
National Cancer Institute
The American National Cancer Institute's patient information on cervical cancer is detailed and comprehensive, and have a few images. They tend to use more technical terms and have longer pages than we do.
Macmillan Cancer Support
89 Albert Embankment
Macmillan CancerLine: 0808 808 0000 (Mon to Fri, 9am to 8pm; information available in other languages)
Textphone: 0808 808 0121
Macmillan Cancer Support improves the lives of people affected by cancer. They provide practical, medical and financial support and push for better cancer care. They provide booklets on cancer and treatments and run a helpline providing cancer information and benefits advice.
Look Good...Feel Better
West Hill House
32 West Hill
A charity set up by the cosmetics industry. Volunteer beauty therapists provide skincare and make up workshops for women undergoing cancer treatment. All guests are provided with a goodie bag. Their workshops are held in 59 hospitals and cancer care centres across the UK. Find your nearest workshop and read more about the work of the charity on their website.
Sexual Advice Association
Suite 301, Emblem House
London Bridge Hospital
27 Tooley Street
Information on sexual problems that can affect men and women. They provide lists of local specialist practitioners, as well as factsheets on problems such as vaginal dryness. They also produce a booklet about sexuality and intimacy for cancer patients and their partners.
Marie Stopes International
1 Conway Street
This organisation helps women and men with their sexual and reproductive healthcare. They provide cervical smear tests at their centres in Bristol, London and Leeds.
Family Planning Association
23-28 Penn Street
Tel: 0845 122 8687 - Northern Ireland (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm)
This organisation provides free information about contraception and sexual health.
London Lesbian and Gay Switchboard
PO Box 7324
Helpline: 0300 330 0630 (Daily, 10am to 11pm)
24 hour helpline for lesbians and gay men, their families and friends giving advice, information and referrals.
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