Resources 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.

Support organisations

This charity produces information and leaflets about liver cancer and other liver diseases. They also provide details of local support groups and run a helpline.

British Liver Trust
6 Dean Park Crescent
Bournemouth
BH1 1HL

Email: helpline@britishlivertrust.org.uk
Helpline: 0800 652 7330 (10am to 3pm, Monday to Friday)

Guts UK produce information and leaflets on common digestive diseases and illnesses, including bowel cancer.

Tel: 020 7486 0341
Email: info@gutscharity.org.uk

General support organisations

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

Books about liver cancer

100 questions and answers about liver cancer (4th edition)
G Abou-Alfa and R DeMatteo
Jones and Bartlett Publishers, 2018
ISBN 978-1284172195

This American book offers answers to your questions about treatment options, and other issues about living with liver cancer. It is written by a cancer doctor (oncologist) and a gastrointestinal surgeon, and includes comments from patients and caregivers. There are some references to practices in the United States that may not apply to the UK. 

We have a list of other books that may be useful to you when you have cancer on our general reading list page.

Booklets and factsheets

  • Alcohol and liver disease
  • Cirrhosis of the liver
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C
  • Diet and liver disease
  • Liver cancer
  • Primary liver cancer: the care to expect
  • coping with advanced cancer
  • diet and cancer
  • lost for words - how to talk to someone with cancer
  • sexuality and cancer
  • talking about your cancer
  • talking to children when an adult has cancer
  • understanding chemotherapy
  • understanding cancer research trials (clinical trials)
  • understanding radiotherapy

Videos of people's stories

healthtalk.org provides free, reliable information about health issues, by sharing people's real life experiences. The cancer section of the website contains video and audio clips of people with some types of cancer.

There is a section for:

  • cancer that affects adults
  • cancer in young people
  • taking part in clinical trials

Find local cancer support and information services

For general health advice and information.

Last reviewed: 
03 Mar 2022
Next review due: 
03 Mar 2025

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