Maggie’s provides free practical, emotional and social support to people with cancer and their family and friends, following the ideas about cancer care originally laid out by Maggie Keswick Jencks. Built in the grounds of NHS cancer hospitals, Maggie’s Centres are extraordinary places with professional staff on hand to offer the support people need.
Maggie’s Swansea is based at Singleton Hospital (Sketty Lane, SA2 8QL) and open Monday to Friday offering professional support to people with cancer and their loved ones.
You can call Maggie’s Swansea on 01792 200 000.
Tenovus Cancer Care aims to help prevent, treat and find a cure for cancer.
The charity does this by offering support, advice and treatment to cancer patients and their loved ones. They promote healthy lifestyles and fund cancer research to find new ways to prevent it, diagnose it, and treat it.
If you have cancer or you are close to someone who has, Tenovus can help. They bring treatment, emotional support and practical advice to where it matters most; the heart of your community.
Call their free Support Line, 8am – 8pm, 365 days a year on 0808 808 1010.
The National Asbestos Helpline (NAH) is an independently run service, provided by Birchall Blackburn Law, and was set up to help anyone affected by asbestos and to provide support, benefits and compensation to sufferers and loved-ones.
NAH assists thousands of people every year with support and advice about the terrible legacy of asbestos in the UK. The organisation also campaigns to highlight the dangers of asbestos, improve awareness within the medical profession and change government policy and legislation for the benefit of asbestos victims and their families.
You can call the helpline for free Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm, on 0800 043 6635.
This is an American based resource with the goal to spread the word about mesothelioma, the rare cancer that affects protective membranes surrounding lungs, heart and abdominal cavity that is mainly caused by asbestos exposure. The organisation provides free informational books, packets and a Patient Advocacy program that works 1-on-1 with individuals to help them find local doctors, treatment centres and support groups in the USA.
You can call the Mesothelioma Centre on (855) 721 5362.