BCRT is one of a number of excellent charities and organisations that provides support for cancer patients. Here are a few links to websites that you might find interesting and helpful.
Information about cancer
- NHS Choices is a national portal of health information that covers a huge range of different diseases and health information. Here is the link to the section on bone sarcomas (which is another term for primary bone cancer):
- Cancer Research UK has information about a very wide range of cancers, including the primary bone cancer section here:
In addition to this website, CRUK has a help-line that enables people to speak directly to nurses. The number for this is:
0808 800 40 40
Lines are open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm
- The Irish Cancer Society also has a specialist cancer nurse helpline for Irish patients, and the number for this is:
1800 200 700
Lines are open Monday-Thursday 9am-7pm and Friday 9am-5pm.
- Macmillan Cancer Care is one of the UK’s leading cancer support charities. Among its other fantastic work providing nurses and treatment centres, the Macmillan website provides an abundance of information to support cancer patients. This information ranges from health and disease information through to financial information for adult cancer patients. Here is their section on primary bone cancer:
Children, teenagers and young adults
- The Children’s Cancer & Leukaemia Group is a charity that provides a wealth of information for children with cancer and their families. CCLG’s information is excellent and it covers topics that include emotional issues and the practicalities of cancer and cancer care. You can take a look at their pages here:
- Jimmy Teens is a project that was set up in 2005 by Mark Wilkinson and the staff of Leeds St. James’ Hospital Teenage Cancer Trust Ward (hence the name jimmyteens.tv). Using all aspects of media it enables young people to explore and express their feelings, and make some sense of their very personal journeys from diagnosis onwards.
The project now employs a dedicated team of young staff, all of whom have been affected by cancer themselves, who can support any interested newly diagnosed patient across the whole of the UK to make documentaries, animation, drama, video diaries or photo films that help them understand and express their experiences. The project is supported by the Teenage Cancer Trust and several other charities.
The site is full of videos and animations made by young cancer patients. You can view these here:
- Macmillan Cancer Care has a site dedicated to teenagers and young adults with cancer:
- The Teenage Cancer Trust is a charity that supports teenage cancer patients in a range of ways, from building teenage cancer care centres at hospitals to providing a family support network and funding research. Their page is well worth a look:
Support for cancer patients and families
- The Irish Cancer Society is a cancer support charity for patients in Ireland. Their comprehensive services include organising hospital visits and child-minding services amongst others. Their website can be found here:
- Maggie’s Centres provide support for cancer patients and their friends and families. There are centres across Scotland and England, as well as an online centre where patients can find professional support or talk to people in the same situation. The online centre is here:
- Over The Wall is a charity that provides holidays, camps and experiences for children with serious health conditions. You can find out more about what they do here:
Information for overseas patients
BCRT is a charity that is based in the UK and Ireland. The information we provide is open for anyone to read, but the treatment pathways and centres we describe are only relevant for patients within the UK and Ireland.
- Cancer Research UK has a list of overseas cancer organisations which might be useful for patients who are not in the UK or Ireland. This list is here:
BCRT is not responsible for the content or quality of information on other websites.