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Nasal and paranasal sinus cancer organisations

This page gives information about organisations and websites that help and support people with nasal and paranasal sinus cancers.  There is information about

 

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The websites about 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
Main website: www.cancerresearchuk.org

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 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.

 

Head and neck cancer organisations and sites

British Dental Health Foundation
The British Dental Health Foundation is the leading UK based independent charity working to bring about improved standards of oral health care. This website has some good information about mouth cancer and caring for your mouth.

Changing Faces
The Squire Centre
33-37 University Street
London
WC1E 6JN

Phone: 0845 4500 275
Website: www.changingfaces.org.uk
Email: info@changingfaces.org.uk

Provides written information and telephone support to anyone who has any kind of facial disfigurement.

Let's Face It
72 Victoria Avenue
Westgate On Sea
Kent
CT8 8BH

Phone: 01843 833 724
Website: www.lets-face-it.org.uk
Email: chrisletsfaceit@aol.com

A UK national help organisation for people with facial disfigurement. Offers telephone support, a service to link up people in similar situations, dietary and medical advice, social activities, resources, and a newsletter. Also provides support to people with facial palsy. Provides information on camouflage make up.

The Mouth Cancer Foundation
Mouth Cancer Foundation UK is a charity with a web site that aims to help patients and dentists find free information on mouth, oral, throat, and other head and neck cancers.

Saving Faces - The Facial Surgery Research Foundation
St Bartholomew's Hospital
West Smithfield
London
EC1A 7BE

Phone: 0203 465 5755
Website: www.savingfaces.co.uk

If you would like to talk to someone who has been in a similar situation, Saving Faces can put you in touch with other people who have had facial surgery.

 

Support organisations

The British Association of Skin Camouflage
The British Association of Skin Camouflage has detailed information about camouflage cosmetics for people who need help to cover up scars and disfigurements after head and neck cancer surgery. It promotes, supports and furthers the remedial techniques of skin camouflage. It runs training courses for camouflage cosmeticians who offer consultations to people with facial blemishes or disfigurements.

Rarer Cancers Foundation (incorporating the Rarer Cancers Forum)
The Rarer Cancers Forum has several message boards so that people with less common or rarer cancers can get in touch with each other. Friends and families of people with rarer cancers can also use the message boards to share their experiences, give support, or get advice from people in similar situations. The website also offers general advice and information.

The Rarer Cancers Foundation also have a helpline, which is run by specialist nurses. You can phone them on 0800 434 6476. They are open between 9.30 and 4.30, Monday to Friday.

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

Phone: 0808 808 0000 (Mon to Fri, 9am to 8pm; information available in other languages)
Textphone: 0808 808 0121
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.

 

Organisations for help with cutting down on alcohol

Alcohol is one of the main contributors to mouth and oesophageal cancers. There are many organisations to help you decrease or stop drinking alcohol.

Cancer Research UK
The News and Resources website offers information about alcohol and how it relates to cancer.

NHS Choices
The NHS offers information and support if you are concerned about your alcohol intake or are affected by someone who may need help.
Website: NHS Choices

NHS 111
Phone: 111
Website: www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland

NHS 111 gives information about health services near you. It gives advice if you need fast medical help but its not a 999 emergency.

Alcoholics Anonymous
Phone: 0845 769 7555
Website: Alcoholics Anonymous

Down Your Drink
Down Your Drink
offers a simple test to see if you are drinking too much alcohol.

Alcohol Concern
A national agency that can help you find resources in your area for issues with alcohol. They also work with the government to develop public policies around alcohol issues.

Alcohol Concern
64 Leman Street
London
E1 8EU

National drink helpline: 0800 917 8282
Phone: 020 7264 0510
Fax: 020 7488 9213
Website: www.alcoholconcern.org.uk
E-mail: contact@alcoholconcern.org.uk

Alcohol Concern Cymru
Sophia House
28 Cathedral Road
Cardiff CF11 9LJ

Phone: 029 2022 6746
Website: www.alcoholconcern.org.uk/projects/alcohol-concern-cymru

Samaritans
This a 24 hour service where you can talk to or have a webchat with someone about your feelings and issues.

Phone: 08457 90 90 90
Website: www.samaritans.org
Email: Jo@samaritans.org

 

Organisations for help with stopping smoking

Stopping smoking is a great challenge. The organisations listed below can help.

Cancer Research UK has information on stopping smoking

Quit (help, support and information in a number of languages if you want to quit smoking)

Smokefree (NHS information, advice and support to help you give up smoking)

ASH (UK portal for tobacco policy)

No Smoking Day (information and tips on quitting)

 

International organisations and websites

Memorial Sloane Kettering Cancer Centre
This link takes you to Memorial Sloane Kettering's information about head and neck cancers.  This is an American website.

National Cancer Institute
This is the American National Cancer Institute's section on head and neck cancer. They also have a questions and answer section about head and neck cancers.

SPOHNC
SPOHNC is an American support network for people with cancers of the head and neck. They can put people in touch with each other and have some useful information, for example about clinical trials and also about products that may be helpful if you've had a head and neck cancer.

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Updated: 28 November 2012