A diagnosis of cancer can affect not just your physical health but many aspects of your life. Below are some links to organisations which may be able to help. You can also contact our Support Service on 0800 008 7054 or email [email protected] to talk anything through and find out about services local to you.

Disclaimer: You should consult your medical team for individual specialist advice. Links to commercial and third-party websites are for general interest. Ovacome does not endorse any commercial product or accept any liability for loss or damage resulting from this information or that contained within third-party websites.

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Support groups

You can search for local support groups here.

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Support Centres

Maggie’s Centres are staffed by Cancer Support Specialists, Benefits Advisors, Nutritionists, therapists and Psychologists, all providing support in whichever way best suits you.

Macmillan Cancer Support lists local centres and support groups.

Cancer Support UK provides practical and emotional support to people living with cancer, both during and after the treatment period  across the UK by telephone.

Penny Brohn UK run a range of free services including courses, groups and individual therapies designed to help you feel better and live better with cancer, its treatments and side effects.

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Complementary therapies

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center’s About Herbs database

MedlinePlus Herbs and Supplements 

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (USA)

The Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) are the UK voluntary regulator for complementary health practitioners. It was set up with government support to protect the public by providing a UK voluntary register of health practitioners.

National Institute of Medical Herbalists

The British Medical Acupuncture Society 

The British Acupuncture Council 

International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists 

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Work and Finances

Macmillan Cancer Support information

Citizens Advice

Cancer Horizons (USA) financial resources information

UK Government website on disability benefits

The CEA Card is a national card scheme developed for UK cinemas which enables a disabled cinema guest to receive a complimentary ticket for someone to go with them when they visit a participating cinema.

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Diet and Nutrition

Macmillan Cancer Support information 

Cancer Research UK information 

Cancer Research UK information on food controversies

The World Cancer Research Fund information 

Oncology nutrition (USA) .

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Sexuality

Cancer Research UK information

Macmillan Cancer Support information

Institute for Psychosexual Medicine

College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSRT)

Sexual Advice Association

Will2Love (US)

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Travel insurance

Cancer Research UK information

Macmillan Cancer Support information

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Stomas

Living with Stoma discussion forum

Colostomy UK

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Menopause

Hysterectomy Association

Menopause Exchange

Hyster Sisters

Menopause Matters

The Daisy Network (Younger Women) 

Become clothing

Cucumber clothing

Women’s Health Concern information on CBT for menopausal symptoms

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Hair loss

Macmillan Cancer Support information

Look Good Feel Better

Suburban Turban

Annabandana

Simply Wigs

Wills Wigs

Heather’s Hair is a service for patients who are suffering hair loss through chemotherapy or other causes. Heather’s Hair is a lightweight human hair hairpiece, sewn onto a headband or Alice band to be worn under a scarf or hat.

Toni & Guy Strength in Style service

Scalp cooling guide

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Psychological support

British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy

Cancer Counselling London

Relate

CRUSE bereavement support

Macmillan information on ‘chemo brain’ 

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Worldwide ovarian cancer charities

Ovacare (Republic of Ireland)

Ovacare discussion forum

Inspire discussion forum (US)

SHARE discussion forum (US)

Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance (US)

Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation (Australia)

World Ovarian Cancer Coalition

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Miscellaneous

Live Better With Cancer sells various products to help with cancer and side effects

Polybalm nail remedy