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Recommended Mesothelioma and Lung Cancer Organisations

January 19, 2010

Being newly diagnosed with cancer can be a daunting task when you are unsure of who to turn to for advice and support on the internet. The list below are recommended websites by ‘Cancer Research UK’. The websites listed are reputable sources of indepth and valuable information on cancer.

  •  Cancer Research UK
    P.O. Box 123
    London
    WC2A 3PX

Telephone: 020 7242 0200
http://www.cancerresearchuk.org

Not only is ‘Cancer Research UK’  the most prominant cancer research organisation in the world, but a leader in the latest anti-cancer drugs, as well as funders of  research into the disease , treatment, prevention, and causes. They also offer both education and psychological support for patients.

Mesothelioma organisations and sites:

  • ADUK (Asbestos Disease UK)
    26 Tollerton Green
    Highbury Vale
    Bulwell
    Nottingham
    NG6 9EX

Website: www.aduk.org.uk/index.php
Helpline: 0115 927 5108 (24 hours)

This site is a self-help, voluntary organisation, specifically dedicated to supporting patients with asbestos -related diseases such as pleural plaques and mesothelioma.

  • British Lung Foundation
    73-75 Goswell Road,
    London
    EC1V 7ER

Telephonehone: 08458 50 50 20
Website: www.lunguk.org/

This website is a charitable organisation that has a helplineas well as runs support groups. They also fund research into all types of lung disease – from cancer to COPD.

This organisation consists of a highly is professional body of lung specialists. Offers excellent information regarding lung cancer and mesothelioma. Particularly valuable for educational purposes as the information is written for medical professionals.

  • Health and Safety Executive
    Caerphilly Business Park
    Caerphilly
    CF83 3GG
    Telephone: 0845 345 0055

Website: www.hse.gov.uk/

Excellent website for ‘health and safety issues’ relating to asbestos in the work-place, your rights, and legislation.

Valuable site concerning your legal rights, finances, and state benefit entitlements.  This organisation also raises money for research into mesothelioma and treatment.

  • Mesothelioma UK
    National Macmillan Mesothelioma Resource Centre
    Hospital Management Offices
    Glenfield Hospital
    Groby Road
    Leicester
    LE3 9QP

Website: www.mesothelioma.uk.com/
Telephone: 0800 169 2409

Provides up-to-date information about mesothelioma, as well as supports the development of ‘specialist nursing practice’.

  • Ridings Asbestos Support and Awareness Group (RASAG)
    50B Town Street
    Armley
    Leeds
    LS13 3RW

Website: www.asbestos-action.org.uk
Email: info@asbestos-action.org.uk

Telephone: 0113 231 1010
 

Based in the heart of  Armley where an asbestos factory claimed many lives of it workers; the organisation runs an information and support service. It also has an extremely useful website forum for exchanging valuable information with other patients and relatives.

  • Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation
    Roy Castle Centre
    4-6 Enterprise Way
    Wavertree Tech Park
    Liverpool
    L13 1FB

Helpline telephone number: 0800 358 7200
Email: foundation@roycastle.liv.ac.uk
Website: www.roycastle.org/

Phone: 0151 254 7209

This charitable organisation provides support and information as well as raises money for research into lung cancer. They also have a network of support groups around the UK.

  • Macmillan Cancer Support
    Head Office
    89 Albert Embankment
    London
    SE1 7UQ

Email: cancerline@macmillan.org.uk
Website: www.macmillan.org.uk

Macmillan Cancer-Line: 0808 808 0000
Textphone: 0808 808 0121

Macmillan Cancer Support provides excellent care and support for people with cancer at every stage of their illness as well as financial help and support for patients and families in need. Emotional support is also offered which is very valuable.