Bowel cancer organisations
This page gives information about organisations and websites that help and support people with bowel cancer.
The websites listed on this page are valuable sources of detailed information about bowel 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. It is the European leader in the development of new anti cancer drugs. It funds 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 calling freephone on 0808 800 40 40.
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Beating Bowel Cancer
7 High Street
Nurse advisory line: 08450 71 93 01 (Mon to Thurs, 9am to 5.30pm – Fri, 9am to 4pm)
Nurse Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This organisation raises awareness of the symptoms of bowel cancer and offers support to people who are affected. You can contact them on the number above and they will be happy to send you some written information. You can also chat to other people affected by bowel cancer via their Facebook page.
The Bobby Moore Fund
Cancer Research UK
407 St John Street
Phone: 020 7009 8881
Founded by Bobby Moore's wife, in partnership with Cancer Research UK, this organisation raises money for research into bowel cancer and aims to raise awareness of the symptoms so that people are diagnosed earlier. You can find out more from the Bobby Moore Fund website.
Bowel Cancer UK raise awareness of bowel cancer and campaign for better treatments and care. They provide information about bowel cancer through their website and 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.
Disability Rights UK
12 City Forum,
250 City Road,
London EC1V 8AF
National disability organisation. Formed in January 2012 through a merger of Disability Alliance, RADAR (Royal Association for Disability Rights) and National Centres for Independent Living. They provide a number of helplines for a variety of issues.
Macmillan Cancer Support
89 Albert Embankment
Helpline: 0808 808 0000 (Mon to Fri, 9am to 8pm – information is 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.
The Colostomy Association
95 London Street
The UK support group for people with a colostomy. It provides information and support to anyone who has or is about to have a colostomy.
IA - The ileostomy and internal pouch support group
1–5 Mill Road
Helps anyone who needs or has had an ileostomy or internal pouch. Has a network of branches throughout the UK which give advice, information leaflets, and home and hospital visiting. The website hosts forums for discussion. The organisation has a membership fee.
3 St Andrews Place
CORE produce information and leaflets on common digestive diseases and illnesses, including bowel cancer.
Sexual Advice Association
Suite 301, Emblem House
London Bridge Hospital
27 Tooley Street
Information about sexual problems that can affect men and women. They provide lists of local specialist practitioners, as well as factsheets on problems such as erectile dysfunction (impotence).
Familial Adenomatous Polyposis Support
Phone: 0121 627 2630
A telephone support group for anyone affected by Familial Polyposis. Gives information in English, Urdu and Punjabi.
FAP Gene Support Group
This is a support group for those with the Familial Adenomatous Polyposis gene.
Bladder and Bowel Foundation
SATRA Innovation Park
The Bladder and Bowel Foundation formed in 2008 from the former organisations Incontact and the Continence Foundation. It supports people living with bladder and bowel disorders.They have a confidential telephone helpline which is staffed by specialist continence nurses and physiotherapists. They can also give you information about stoma products. Has a 'Just can't wait' card to allow holders access to toilets in shops and pubs etc.
Medical Advisory Service
PO Box 3087
London W4 4ZP
General Medical Helpline: 020 8994 9874 (7 days a week 6pm to 8pm)
The Medical Advisory Service offers information and advice on medical and health care matters.
Charter Healthcare Ltd
Peterborough Business Park
Delivers supplies of prescription colostomy and ileostomy equipment to people's homes.
Uxbridge, UB10 8PU
Telephone for stoma care: 0800 282254 (Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm)
Delivers supplies of prescription colostomy and ileostomy equipment. Also gives information on all areas of stoma care. Has a helpline for anyone who has a stoma.
42 Broad Street
Phone: 0800 521377 (Customer Care team)
A company that provides products for people with stomas. They have a delivery service for prescribed appliances.
Ostomy Covers by Linda
2 Holmes Road
Handcrafted covers made to fit every size of ostomy bag or pouch following surgery resulting in a stoma, ie ileostomy, colostomy or urostomy. The covers come in a wide range of fabrics and are specifically tailored to fit each individual stoma bag.
Cressex Business Park
Phone: 01494 532761
Fax: 01494 524650
Makers and suppliers of colostomy and ileostomy appliances and equipment.
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