Gallbladder cancer resources and support organisations

There are organisations, support groups, books, videos and other resources to help you cope with gallbladder and treatment.

Cancer Research UK information and support

Cancer Research UK is the largest cancer research organisation in the world outside the USA. We fund research on all aspects of cancer from its causes to prevention and treatment.

We are committed to producing high quality information for people affected by cancer. As well as looking at the information on this website you can call our nurse freephone helpline on 0808 800 4040. They are available from Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. Or you can send them a question online.

Cancer Chat is our online forum where you can share experiences.

Gallbladder cancer organisations

AMMF is the UK’s only cholangiocarcinoma (bile duct cancer) charity. They provide information and support, campaign to raise awareness, and encourage and support specialised research teams. AMMF works closely throughout the UK with patients and their carers, clinicians, healthcare professionals, researchers, politicians and policy makers, as well as collaborating internationally.

Enterprise House
Bassingbourne Road
CM24 1QW

Tel: 01279 661479

Cholangiocarcinoma-UK is an affiliate of the British Association for Study of Liver Disease (BASL). It is a group of doctors, scientists and patients who try to raise awareness of bile duct cancer. 

General support organisations

Cancer Focus Northern Ireland have a cancer information helpline and information and resource centre. They provide public and professional education, rehabilitation programmes and support groups for patients and relatives.

40-44 Eglantine Avenue

Cancer nurse helpline: 0800 783 3339 Monday - Friday 9am to 1pm

Cancer Support Scotland offers support, education and care for people with cancer. They also have information for relatives, friends and health professionals. They promote a network of support groups throughout Scotland.

Cancer Support Scotland Head Office
75 Shelley Road
G12 0ZE

Phone: 0800 652 4531


Macmillan Cancer Support is a charity that gives practical, medical and financial support to people with cancer in the UK. Its helpline gives guidance on cancer and advice on benefits. It also publishes booklets about cancer and treatments. Information is available in other languages.

Freephone: 0808 808 00 00 (7 days a week, 8am to 8pm)
Contact email form

Maggie’s is a national cancer charity. They work with the specialist GTD centres to offer support groups for people during and after treatment for GTD.

Phone: 0300 123 1801

National Cancer Institute (NCI)

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is the US organisation for cancer research. It has information about all types of cancer. 

Tenovus Cancer Care provides an information service on all aspects of cancer. The charity provides practical and emotional support for people with cancer and their families. They have mobile support units bring cancer treatment into local communities in Wales.

Cardiff (Head Office)
Tenovus Cancer Care
First Floor
Jones Court
Womanby Street
CF10 1BR

Support line: 0808 808 1010


You can find a list of books about cancer, treatment and living with cancer on our general reading list. These books cover many aspects of cancer and its treatment. 

Booklets and factsheets

Eating well and being active after cancer treatment 
Coping with advanced cancer 
Controlling cancer pain
Lost for words – how to talk to someone with cancer
Sexuality and cancer 
Understanding chemotherapy
Coping with hair loss 
Understanding cancer research trials (clinical trials)
Understanding radiotherapy 
Talking about your cancer
Talking to children and teenagers when an adult has cancer
Recipes for people affected by cancer

Many of these resources are also available on audiotape and CD

Videos of people's stories

Find out about the experience of living with and beyond cancer by seeing and hearing people share their personal stories on film. Healthtalk’s researchers created a library of interviews with people who have survived for 5 years or more after a cancer diagnosis.

Find out what people said about issues such as lifestyle choices, physical effects and the impact on work and family.

Go to the HealthTalk website

Provides free, reliable information about health issues including mental health, by sharing people's real-life experiences.

Find local cancer information and support near you

There are organisations and support in your local area that you can access. You can ask your specialist nurse or doctor for more information about cancer services near you.


NHS Choices has a service that tells you about local information and support in England.


NHS Inform gives information about illness, treatments and NHS services for people in Scotland.


NHS 111 Wales gives health advice and information for people living in Wales.

Northern Ireland

Cancer Focus Northern Ireland have a cancer information helpline and resource centre. They provide public and professional education, rehabilitation programmes and support groups for patients and relatives. 

Cancer nurse helpline: 0800 783 3339 Monday - Friday 9am to 1pm

Last reviewed: 
16 Oct 2023
Next review due: 
16 Oct 2026

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