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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 cavity 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 we do.

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
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 an 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. Also provides a skin camouflage service so people can learn to apply specialist cover creams and powders.

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.

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.

Get Ahead
Head & Neck office
Room 23F, 4th Floor
Nuffield House
Queen Elizabeth Hospital
Birmingham
B15 2TH

Website: getahead.org.uk
Email: getaheadcharity@uhb.nhs.uk
Phone: 0121 371 5046

Get Ahead is a national charity supporting people with head and neck diseases and cancers. They have some patient information on their website, and a patient group who are willing to talk to others about their experiences.

 

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 runs training courses for health care professionals and beauty therapists to learn the skills to teach people how to apply camouflage make up.

Rarer Cancers Foundation
The Rarer Cancers Foundation 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. You can phone them on 0800 334 5551.

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 a helpline providing cancer information and benefits advice.

 

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 - Offers help, support and information if you want to stop smoking. They also offer counselling sessions using Skype

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

Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) - A campaigning public charity that works to stop the harm caused by smoking.

No Smoking Day - Information and tips on quitting from the British Heart Foundation

 

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 information on head and neck cancer

American Cancer Society
This American charity has information about nasal cavity and sinus cancer.

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: 30 July 2014