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What  Womb Cancer Support UK (WCSUK) is a national online womb cancer support and awareness not for profit organisation. WCSUK have a good social media presence and offer support to women who have been diagnosed via their website and Facebook page. WCSUK also use social media to raise much needed awareness of the most common gynaecological cancer and the 4th most common cancer in women in UK. Whether you are newly diagnosed, currently undergoing treatment or are in remission, please feel free to join them on their Facebook page.

What   Cancer Choices is a dedicated holistic healing centre in Ivy Cottage, it offers a range of services to anyone who has been affected by Cancer. Patients, family members and carers can be assured they will be treated with dignity and respect by our experienced team.

What   CALM is a charity which aims to improve the quality of life for both children going through cancer treatment, and the parents and families during and after treatment. CALM provides support to families to cope with physical, emotional and often financial strain. They organise social events for befriending, and provide grants to families to help with expenses. 

Where   CALM does not have a set location; please get in touch with the service for more information.

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What   Scarborough Skin Cancer Support Group aims to allow people affected by skin cancer to meet others in a similar situation, share experiences and support each other, help and influence future skin cancer services, and encourage health promotion. 

Where   The group meets quarterly at the Friends Meeting House between 3 and 4.30pm. Please call for exact dates.

Who   Anyone who has been affected by skin cancer, including patients, carers and family members.

What   Leeds Cancer Support offer services to cancer patients their families and supporters. The centre offers a variety of support services including information, emotional support to help with the effects of cancer, including counselling or 1:1 support sessions. Complementary therapies are available to help cope with fatigue and anxiety,  finance and welfare benefit advice can also be accessed. Workshops, support groups and hair loss services are also accessible.

What   Starlight is a national children’s charity that exists to preserve childhood throughout serious illness. Their aim is to help children and their families to escape the routine and reality of treatment. They do this through their hospital play, distraction and entertainment services, wish granting and their Starlight Escapes event programmes.

Where   Nationwide. 

Who   All children with cancer aged 4 to 18 years old are eligible for Starlight's wishes.   

What   Paul's is a cancer support centre that offers counselling, support groups, self-management, courses including mindfulness, wellbeing activities such as yoga and qigong and complementary therapies. The services on offer can help to reduce levels of stress, create a sense of well-being, and provide opportunities to meet others in a similar situation.

What  York Against Cancer is a small, independent, local charity, providing practical help and support for patients and their families living with Cancer in York and North Yorkshire. The Cancer Care Centre at York provides free complementary treatments and a free minibus service for York cancer patients to St James Hospital in Leeds for their radiotherapy treatments, and helps around 200 cancer patients and their families each year by offering a free short break in their Whitby and Filey respite homes. 

What  St Luke's Hospice provide specialist palliative care to people in Sheffield who have advanced and progressive illnesses for which there are no cures.

What   The Bay Prostate Cancer Support group holds regular meetings to keep members informed about prostate cancer, its treatment, research projects and related matters with speakers who are experienced medical professionals. They also have speakers on topics of general interest. The group offers emotional support for everyone on their cancer journey. 

Where   CancerCare, Slyne Road, Lancaster.

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