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This page gives information about organisations and websites that help and support people with lung cancer. There is information about

 

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The websites listed on this page are valuable sources of detailed information about lung cancer. They may use more technical terms, longer pages and fewer images than CancerHelp UK. 

You can find details about general cancer support organisations on our general cancer organisations page. We have information about counselling organisations in the counselling section.

 

Cancer Research UK information and support

Cancer Research UK
Angel Building
407 St John Street
London
EC1V 4AD

Helpline: 0808 800 40 40
Admin phone number: 020 7242 0200
www.cancerresearchuk.org

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 into 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.

 

Specific lung cancer organisations and sites

British Lung Foundation
73 to 75 Goswell Road
London
EC1V 7ER

Helpline: 03000 030 555 (Mon to Fri, 10am to 6pm)
Website: www.blf.org.uk

The British Lung Foundation provides information on all forms of lung conditions. They run support groups across the country. They produce a newsletter and publications and raise funds for research into lung disease.

Health Protection Agency Radiation Protection Division

Website: http://www.hpa.org.uk/HPA/Topics/Radiation/

This division of the Health Protection Agency can check your home for radon gas levels. This is a free service to people who live in areas with high radon gas levels.

The Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation
Enterprise Way
Liverpool 
L13 1FB

E-mail: foundation@roycastle.org
Lung Cancer Helpline: 0333 323 7200 (9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday)
Website: www.roycastle.org

The Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation is a UK charity dedicated to defeating lung cancer. It funds research into early diagnosis and provides support to patients and their families. It also helps people to stop smoking and provides anti smoking education materials for children and young people. People affected by lung cancer can share experiences through the foundation's network of support groups and the online discussion forum – Talk and Share.

National Cancer Institute (Small cell lung cancer)
This is the American National Cancer Institute's patient information about small cell lung cancer. It is detailed and comprehensive but there are no images. It is listed separately from non small cell lung cancer. If you are not sure which sort of lung cancer you have, check with your doctor or specialist nurse because the treatment of the two main types of lung cancer is very different.

National Cancer Institute (Non-small cell lung cancer)
This is the American National Cancer Institute's patient information about non small cell lung cancer. It is detailed and comprehensive but there are no images. It is listed separately from small cell lung cancer. If you are not sure which type of lung cancer you have, check with your doctor or specialist nurse because the treatment of the two main sorts of lung cancer is very different.

Lung Cancer Online
Lung Cancer Online is an American site, but has lots of useful information that you may find helpful. There is a lot of information about symptoms, side effects and treatments. There are several pages of web links to other sites concerned with lung cancer.

 

Stop smoking organisations

NHS Smoking Helpline
England and Wales – 0800 022 4332
Scotland – 0800 848 484
Website:www.nhs.uk/smokefree

Quit
4 Sovereign Close
Wapping
London
E1W 3HW
Website: www.quit.org.uk
Email: stopsmoking@quit.org.uk
Tel – 0207 553 2100
CamQuit Helpline - 0800 018 4304

Mon to Fri, 1 to 9pm, Sat and Sun 1pm to 5pm

Quitline is a helpline dedicated to helping people stop smoking. The helpline is staffed by counsellors who can give you advice on how to stop smoking. They can also send you an information pack.

 

General support organisations and sites

Macmillan Cancer Support
Head Office
89 Albert Embankment
London
SE1 7UQ

Macmillan CancerLine: 0808 808 0000 (Mon to Fri, 9am to 9pm; information available in other languages)
Textphone: 0808 808 0121
Email: cancerline@macmillan.org.uk
Website: www.macmillan.org.uk

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 helplines providing cancer information and benefits advice.

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Updated: 15 April 2014