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Resources and support

Find out about organisations, support groups, books, videos and other resources to help you cope with cancer that started in the liver (primary liver cancer) and its 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 us 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

Helpline: 0800 652 7330 (10am to 3pm, Monday to Friday)


London office

3 St Andrews Place
Regent Park

Phone: 020 7486 0341

Yorkshire office

The Media Centre
7 Northumberland St

Phone: 01484 483123

This charity used to be called CORE. They produce information and leaflets on common digestive diseases and illnesses, including liver cancer. They also fund research into areas of gut and liver disease.

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 transplantation
  • life after liver transplant
  • liver cancer
  • 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

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

Find local cancer support and information services

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

Go to NHS choices website