Breast Cancer Now

Breast Cancer Now is steered by world-class research and powered by life-changing support. They are here for anyone affected by breast cancer, the whole way through, providing support for today and hope for the future.

Their website includes, amongst other things, patient information and their helpline is staffed by breast care nurses

Visit their website or call us on 0808 800 6000.


Cancer Research UK

Cancer Research UK

Cancer Research UK is a research focused charity, which undertakes pioneering work into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer.  Over the past 40 years survival has doubled thanks to the progress research has made.

Their website has information on symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, research and clinical trials as well as resources and support.  

Flat Friends UK

Flat Friends UK is a registered charity dedicated to supporting women who have had mastectomy surgery without breast reconstruction, including those who may face such decisions now or in the future, due to either a breast cancer diagnosis or preventative surgery. We see living breast free as a positive choice. We have a website, public Facebook page and a closed chat group for women to connect and discuss the issues that affect them.

Contact us via email on or via

Independent Cancer Patients' Voice

Independent Cancer Patients' Voice (ICPV) is a patient advocate group independent of established UK cancer charities and aware of the value of medical research to both public health and to the national economy.

Our aim is to improve existing treatments for every cancer patient and develop new treatments by bringing the patients’ voice into clinical research.

We do this by:

  • Educating, supporting and mentoring patients so that they can have an equal voice with clinicians and researchers and

  • Bringing the patients’ voice to clinicians and researchers – i.e. by being patient advocates in clinical research so that this research takes into account the patients’ (and carers, relatives etc) viewpoint to improve outcomes (cancer mortality, morbidity, quality of life) for all people affected by cancer (patients, relatives, carers).

To get in touch, please visit the ICPV website


When you have cancer, you don’t just worry about what will happen to your body, you worry about what will happen to your life. At Macmillan, we know how a cancer diagnosis can affect everything and we’re here to support you through it. From help with money worries and advice about work, to someone who’ll listen if you just want to talk, we’ll be there. We’ll help you make the choices you need to take back control, so you can start to feel like yourself again. No one should face cancer alone.

For support, information or if you just want to chat, call us free on 0808 808 00 00 (Monday to Friday, 9am–8pm) or visit