Macmillan – Useful Websites/Resources

We would encourage the use of only reputable websites when searching for information on the internet.  Sometimes it can be daunting due to the volume of sites on the web and in order to try and help we have produce a list of recommended websites.  Please click on the area you are interested in to get recommended websites related to that topic:


General cancer websites

Macmillan Cancer Support – information about the work Macmillan cancer support does for people experiencing cancer. Forum groups for people to talk about cancer and its effects are also available. . If you would like any copies of the publications please contact the Macmillan cancer information and support service on 0191 5410122 or alternatively ring the free phone number 0800 808 00 00.
Cancer Research UK and Cancer help – both sites are run by Cancer ResearchUK and contain patient information as well as fundraising activities and the latest news on cancer developments.
BBC – information on cancer from the BBC.
NHS Cancer Screening – information about the national cancer screening programme and what is involved in a screening
World Cancer Research Fund – provides funding for research into all types of cancer as well as education programmes on healthy living
North of England Cancer Network – comprehensive site offering local information about support groups as well as information on treatments and clinical trials for cancer

General information about cancer

Patient UK – comprehensive search facility allows you to search for whatever topic or cancer you are interested in
NHS Direct – use the search facility to look for information and articles on all types of cancer


Resources for teachers

Information on cancer and science for students and teachers
Cancer talk – resources and publications for teachers relating to cancer


Websites for carers

Information for Carers – Direct gov website that provides information about all the support carers are entitled to
Princess Royal’s Trust for Carers – huge information resource for people who are carers, and professionals working with carers. Forums, latest news and information about your rights and entitlements.
Carers UK  – information and support for carers
Young Carers – information and support for young people who are carers
Crossroads Caring for Carers – support for carers, links to local support groups and respite care


When a parent has cancer

Rip Rap – contains information for people who have a parent who has cancer. Support to deal with what is going on and stories from other young people going through similar situations


Palliative care websites

Marie Curie – this website for the national charity includes information on Marie Curie nurses
St Benedicts – provides hospice care for adults. Situated in the Sunderland andWashingtonarea. It has purpose built facilities and offers a range of flexible services to families.
Help the Hospice – Help the Hospice is the hospice movement’s national charity in theUK.
End of life care programme – this NHS programme aims to improve the quality of care at the end of life and to give patients choice over where they live and die.


Support groups and useful organisations directory

The North of England Cancer Network website contains information on local cancer support groups.

If you have found any websites that have been useful to you please get in touch and let us know.  Contact Deborah, your local Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Specialist on our local number 0191 5410122 or 0191 5656256 Ext: 47657.    You can also email us at