Resources & Links

Find out all you need, from fundraising opportunities to breakthroughs in research…

In order to own your illness it’s important that you understand how it works and what your course of action is. These websites are a great start for anyone who has recently been diagnosed with an illness or is supporting someone who has.

Scottish Cancer Support is a registered charity that operates throughout Scotland. In addition to raising money through their 5 shops, they also offer free house clearances and furniture collection. The money they raise goes straight to Scottish people need financial or transport help.

One of the country’s leading charities, Macmillan offers in depth support to both the family and patient. They have years of experience in helping people from their first diagnosis to the years following their treatment. In 2016 they raised a total of £229 million and spent £165.5 million if it on their services.

The NHS is a fantastic source of information for anyone needing direct answers on their diagnosis. It also offers some great tools, such as the one pictured above, giving users easy ways to find out about the local support and information services that they have at their disposal.

Maggie’s Support Centre offer practical, emotional and social support to cancer sufferers, as well as their friends and families. With 20 centres spread across the UK, all based in NHS Hospitals, the programme that Maggie’s Centres follow pays close heed to both the physical and emotional wellbeing of people with cancer.

The UK’s leading Cancer Research charity is a massive organisation that strives to raise money to find cures and treatments. With huge amounts of money and people power at their disposal, they also work to develop governmental policy and lobby for better treatments.

Roughly 14 million people are diagnosed with Cancer each year. Amongst these millions are thousands of individuals who are brave enough to record their journey through blogs and video logs. Listening to another person’s story can be hugely inspirational, have a look on YouTube to get another perspective on Cancer.

Pleural mesothelioma is a rare cancer caused solely from asbestos exposure. Asbestos was valued for its durability and heat resistant properties, making it used in practically anything from drywall to a military ship. The Pleural Mesothelioma Canter is a completely free-to-use resource and service center for those suffering from this disease and their families.

First Aid for People with Cancer

Pacific Medical Training’s first-aid series writer Sarah Gherke has created a resource for the emotional and physical aspects of first-aid for people living with cancer. Fear, anxiety, depression and suicide are among the emotional topics covered. Physical topics include infection, bleeding, bruising, dehydration, CPR, and DNR guidance.