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Nasopharyngeal cancer organisations

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

 

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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 cancer 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 phoning freephone 0808 800 40 40.

If you would like to talk to someone affected by cancer, share experiences or find information online, 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 to 37 University Street
London
WC1E 6JN

Phone: 0845 4500 275 (general enquiries)
Helpline: 0300 0120275
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. They also offer a skin camouflage service, where trained volunteers can teach people how to apply specialist cover creams.

Skin camouflage service: 0300 0120276
Email: skincam@changingfaces.org.uk

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

This is 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 website 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: 07792 357972
Website: www.savingfaces.co.uk
Email: helpline@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 others who have had facial surgery.

 

Support organisations

The British Association of Skin Camouflage
The British Association of Skin Camouflage has detailed information about camouflage make up 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 suffering from facial blemishes or disfigurements.

Rarer Cancers Foundation
The Rarer Cancers Foundation website has several message boards so 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.

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
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.

 

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 Choices website has lots of information if you are concerned about your alcohol intake or are affected by someone who may need help.

Alcoholics Anonymous
Phone: 0845 769 7555
Website: www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk

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

Alcohol Concern
This is 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
Suite B5
New City Cloisters
196 Old Street
London
E1CV 9FR

Phone: 020 7566 9800
Website: www.alcoholconcern.org.uk

Alcohol Concern Cymru
8 Museum Place
Cardiff
CF10 3BG

Phone: 029 2022 6746

Samaritans
A 24 hour service where you can talk to someone about your feelings and issues.

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

 

For help with stopping smoking

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

Cancer Research UK has information on quitting smoking

Quit (help, support and information in a number of languages if you want to stop 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 on 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 answers section on head and neck cancers.

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

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Updated: 30 January 2013