Main Charities

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UK-wide charity working to improve the lives of people affected by cancer. Provides practical, medical, emotional and financial support and pushes for better cancer care. It works with people with cancer from the point of diagnosis to provide: expert treatment and care through specialist Macmillan nurses and doctors; buildings for cancer treatment and care; grants for patients in financial difficulties. Macmillan also runs the Macmillan CancerLine providing information for patients and their carers about Macmillan services.

The Macmillan Horizon Centre is the place to go for those affected by cancer living across Sussex and in need of information, advise and support. C-Side’s website regularly provides updates on the services provided and events taking place at the Centre.

Welcome to the new Bowel Cancer UK. An amalgamation between the existing organisation of the same name and Beating Bowel Cancer. Truly a one-stop-shop for all that’s new in the diagnosis and treatment of bowel and anal cancer.

 Cancer Research UK is the leading funder of cancer research in the UK from understanding the biology of cancer to cancer prevention. It produces information for audiences including cancer patients and their families, the general public and health professionals.

 The Pelvic Radiation Disease Association works to ensure that pelvic radiation disease, a late effect of radiotherapy treatment affecting at least 8,500 new patients each year, is recognized as a distinct illness.

 The Colostomy Association is a UK charity that provides support, reassurance and practical advice to anyone who has or is about to have stoma surgery. We believe that everyone with a colostomy should be able to live a full and active life. We are here to help and support you, your family and carers.

Cancer is a highly complex disease with more than 200 types, each caused by a different combination of genetic defects. Even among patients with a single type of cancer, such as breast or lung cancer, the genetic triggers vary from one person to the next. At The Institute of Cancer Research, London, we believe it is important to take into account those differences as we discover new cancer treatments – an approach known as personalised medicine.