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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.

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Prostate cancer support organisations

Organisations which may be helpful to people with prostate cancer and their relatives and friends.

Prostate Cancer UK
First Floor
Cambridge House
100 Cambridge Grove
Hammersmith
London
W6 0LE

Website: www.prostatecanceruk.org
Email: info@prostatecanceruk.org
Helpline: 0800 074 8383

Offers information and support to anyone with concerns about prostate cancer. Has a helpline and leaflets (send a large stamped addressed envelope please) and funds research into prostate cancer. Has a website with helpful information.

Prostate Cancer Support Federation
Mansion House Chambers
22 High Street
Stockport
Cheshire, SK1 1EG

Helpline: 0845 601 0766 (24hrs a day, 365 days a year) 
Website: http://www.prostatecancerfederation.org.uk
Email: helpline@prostatecancerfederation.org.uk

This organisation was set up by a group of men with prostate cancer in 1995. They run a helpline and a website and have local groups around the country. It use to be called Prostate Cancer Support Association (PSA).

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This website gives a new gateway to reliable information on the web about prostate cancer. The site is jointly funded by the Department of Health and the signatories of the Prostate Cancer Charter for Action - Cancer Research UK is a member of this group and one of the funders of this project. The aim of the site is to improve access to good quality information about prostate cancer. The site directs you to information for patients, health professionals and people with a general interest.

Website: www.prostate-link.org.uk

The Prostate Brachytherapy Advisory Group
Brachytherapy is a particular way of giving radiotherapy for prostate cancer. This website has a section for patients to tell you where brachytherapy units are in the UK. And there is information on getting funding for this treatment from your health authority.
Website: www.prostatebrachytherapyinfo.net

Prosdex website
The prosdex site contains tools to help patients decide whether to have particular tests. These include tests for prostate cancer. It also has a section to help men decide which treatment for early prostate cancer may suit them best. It has been developed by researchers in Cardiff and funded by Cancer Research UK

Website: www.prosdex.com

 

General medical and incontinence organisations

Bladder and Bowel Foundation
SATRA Innovation Park
Rockingham Road
Kettering
Northants
NN16 9JH

Helpline: 0845 345 0165
General enquiries: 01536 533255
Email: info@bladderandbowelfoundation.org
Website: www.bladderandbowelfoundation.org

The Bladder and Bowel Foundation formed in 2008 from the former organisations Incontact and the Continence Foundation. It supports people living with bladder and bowel disorders and has a telephone helpline with help in 10 languages. The service is confidential. They can also give you information on stoma products. Has a 'Just can't wait' card to allow holders access to toilets in shops and pubs etc.

Pelvic Radiation Disease Association
Phone: 01372 744338
Email: info@prda.org.uk
Website: www.prda.org.uk

A patient led group which aims to promote understanding about pelvic radiation disease which is a late effect of radiotherapy treatment. They offer support to patients and campaign for more research and better treatment for this condition.

Medical Advisory Service
Patients Communication Campaign
PO Box 3087
London
W4 4ZP

General Medical Helpline: 020 8994 9874 (6-8pm Daily)
Website: www.medicaladvisoryservice.org.uk
Email: info@medicaladvisoryservice.org.uk

The Medical Advisory Service offers information and advice on medical and health care matters.

Sexual Advice Association
Suite 301, Emblem House
London Bridge Hospital
27 Tooley Street
London
SE1 2PR

Helpline: 020 7486 7262 (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9am to 5pm)
Email: info@sexualadviceassociation.co.uk
Website: http://sexualdysfunctionassociation.com/

This organisation gives advice and produces leaflets on impotence and its treatment.

 

General cancer support organisations

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.

The National Cancer Institute (USA)
The American National Cancer Institute's patient information site has a section on prostate cancer. The site is detailed and comprehensive but there are no images. There is information on prostate cancer screening, prevention and on treatment.

Website: www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/prostate

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Updated: 26 February 2014