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The websites on cancer listed on this page are valuable sources of detailed information on 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 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 website, 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.

 

Melanoma organisations and sites

Melanoma UK
Tel: 0808 171 2455
Website: www.melanomauk.org.uk

This organisation offers support to people affected by melanoma. They have a free phone line which is available 24 hours a day, and is run by volunteers who have personal experience of melanoma. They have a network of people affected by melanoma who they can put you in touch with. They also organise support meetings every few months at various places in the UK.  

Melanoma Genetics Consortium
Project Manager
Division of Genetic Epidemiology,
Cancer Research UK Clinical Centre,
St. James' University Hospital,
Leeds
LS9 7TF

Website: www.genomel.org
Phone: 0113 206 6527
Email: info@genomel.org

A website with information about the research consortium with interactive materials about melanoma for medical professionals, melanoma patients and their families, and the general public.

 

Sun protection product suppliers

Equatorsun
PO Box 624
Weybridge
Surrey
KT13 3DF

Tel: 01932 230907 (9.30am to 11.30am, Monday to Friday)
Website: www.equatorsun.com
Email: info@equatorsun.com

This company that sells a range of UV protective swimwear and accessories. They supply Stingray swimwear and leisurewear for babies, children and adults.

Suntogs
Litton House
Saville Road
Westwood
Peterborough
Cambs PE3 7PR

Tel: 01733 765 030
Website: www.sun-togs.co.uk

This is a commercial company that sell a range of protective sun clothing for adults and children, sun creams and sunglasses. Their website also has a lot of interesting information about the sun and sun exposure including explanations of SPF and the depletion of the ozone layer.

KoolSun
PO Box 674
Godalming
Surrey GU7 2WW

Website: www.koolsun.co.uk
Email: info@koolsun.co.uk
Tel: 01483 417 753 for brochure (Mon to Fri 9.15am to 3pm)

A small mail order and internet company that makes a range of sun protective clothing for children 6 months to 12 years in a variety of fabrics including cotton. All clothing offers SPF 50+. Sunhats, suncream, beach cabanas and sunglasses are also available to offer complete protection from the sun.

The Beach Factory
The Beach Factory
P.O. Box 28859
London
SW13 0YX
Phone: 0800 954 1927

Website: www.beachfactory.com

This UK company provides a comprehensive range of sun protection products, including swimwear, sunsuits, beachwear for adults and children, sun hats and sunscreen.

 

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 8pm; 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.

National Cancer Institute (USA)
The American National Cancer Institute's patient information on melanoma cancer is detailed and comprehensive but there are no images. There is a melanoma home page, from where you can access treatment information, including a section on melanoma of the eye.

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Updated: 24 January 2014