Useful Organisations

Macmillan – is a national charity that provides information for patients and their families. They provide very good information booklets that are free to patients. Telephone: 0808 808 00 00

Oesophageal Patients Association – is a national charity formed by former oesophageal cancer patients to share experiences, give advice and support. They are able to offer over the telephone support and advice and also produce written advice. Telephone: 0121 704 9860

The Digestive Disorders Foundation (CORE) – is a charityfor research and information on digestive disorders. Telephone: 020 74860341

Rising Voices – Rising voices is a community choir for local people living with and beyond cancer in Dorset, Hampshire and Wiltshire.  Telephone: 07500 676083

Other useful web sites

The Bournemouth after cancer survivorship programme

A free, personalised programme of health, fitness and wellbeing experiences aimed at improving your potential to live well and be active.

BACSUP Case Study

Tel: 01202 436 882

Living well active


Improve your potential to live active and well with and beyond cancer.

Tel: 01202 426 588

Bournemouth cancer support centre


Your local cancer support centre offering free, non-clinical support to anyone affected by a diagnosis or cancer. We offer befriending, counselling, aromatherapy, reflexology and information services.

Tel: 01202 315 824

Look good feel better


Look good feel better provides a two hour free of charge workshop to help women and teenagers dealing with the visible side-effects of cancer treatment, to help regain a sense of control and normality. Held at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital.

Tel: 01202 705198

Also – LookGoodFeelBetter support for men provides advice about skin and hair care as well as looking after your body and mind.

My health, my way

A free service provided by the NHS in Dorset to help you to manage your life with a health condition and to promote your wellbeing.

Tel: 0303 303 0153


For information on cancer, research into cancer causes and treatments, and much more.


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