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Useful websites

You may find the following external websites useful. They provide information and advice on living and coping with cancer both for patients and their relatives.

Cancer Research UK website 
Cancer Research UK  web site has information about cancer and the research they carry out.

CancerHelp UK is the patient information section of Cancer Research UK

Macmillan website
Macmillan Cancer Support provide expert information with practical, emotional, medical and financial support. The website has good forums where you can chat online with others.

Marie Curie website
Marie Curie Cancer Care provides cancer care and carries out cancer research. The Marie Curie Nursing Service and Marie Curie Centres (hospices) care for people seriously ill with cancer, while the Marie Curie Research Institute investigates the causes and treatments of cancer.

Health and Care Research (formerly NISCHR) The Health and Care Research (formerly NISCHR CRC) was established in 2010 and provides a number of important all Wales functions including an all Wales, expert research workforce to support and develop research activity within health and social care.

South Wales Cancer Network (SWCN) Velindre Cancer Centre is a member of the South Wales Cancer Network.
The Network works in partnership with Health Boards, Trusts, Community Health Councils, Voluntary Organisations and Public Health Wales to co-ordinate the planning, organisation and delivery of cancer services across its defined geographical area. (external link) We are the only UK wide charity providing care, information and support to people affected by breast cancer.

Age Concern - affected by cancer    
Cancer can bring bewildering changes to the lives of those diagnosed but can also have a major impact on family, carers and friends. We will be supporting older people affected by cancer to make sure that healthcare professionals, social services, benefits and other agencies understand and respect their wishes.

NHS111 Wales offer advice on local health services, helplines and websites. They have online information prescriptions which cover many cancer types.

Tenovus website
Tenovus is a charitable organisation committed to the control of cancer through quality research, prevention/education, counselling and patient care.

City hospice (formerly George Thomas)
City Hospice provides specialist home based nursing and practical advice, emotional and spiritual support, medical equipment, therapies, treatments and day care activities and bereavement counselling.
Health talk online. Online library of video and audio contributions from patients and their carer from sorts of medical conditions

Mesothelioma UK Charitable Incorporated Organisation
External web site providing information and support on aspects of Mesothelioma

My Ovacome | HealthUnlocked
Online web community for people affected by ovarian cancer.

Live Fear Free helpline | GOV.WALES
Domestic abuse and advice web site

Websites for children and young people

Teenage Cancer Trust
Teenage Cancer Trust website is designed for teenagers who have cancer.
Teenagers and young adults - Macmillan Cancer Support
Macmillan Teenage and young person info on cancer.
Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Group (
 The CCLG currently has over 700 members, working in 21 Paediatric Oncology Centres throughout the British Isles. Membership of the Group includes clinicians, pathologists, and representatives of other disciplines.
This list has been compiled for educational purposes only. It cannot be used for diagnosing or treating a health problem or disease. If you have or suspect you may have a health issues, you should consult your Doctor/GP.

Velindre Cancer Centre accept no responsibility for information on web sites or linked content outside of our control, please read the web site provider's own disclaimer where appropriate.

Inclusion in this list does not imply any endorsement of any kind.

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