Useful reading, resources and links

If you are reading this website because you or a family member have been recently diagnosed with a gynaecological cancer, please do look at Macmillan Cancer Support’s website. It has lots of useful resources and information about specific types of cancer and their treatment.

The national gynae cancer charities and support groups can be a great source of help

MESOTHELIOMA

Mesothelioma is a rare cancer and very few treat it.  Peritoneal mesothelioma affects the lining of the abdomen. Due to the ovaries proximity to the abdomen, peritoneal mesothelioma can sometimes be misdiagnosed as ovarian cancer. These two types of cancers also share a similar tumor biomarker.  It can be released into the air when these materials are disturbed or not recycled properly. We specialize in connecting patients with doctors and treatment options that are best suited for them. Our services and resources are 100% free to patients and family members.

www.mesotheliomaguide.com

CERVICAL

www.jostrust.org.uk/   Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust  has a helpline 0808 – 802 – 8000  plus an on-line forum, a newsletter and an ‘Ask the Expert’ medical panel who will answer medical questions

OVARIAN

www.ovacome.org.uk/  Ovacome  is a UK-wide ovarian cancer support group.  Its helpline is 0845 – 371 -0554

WOMB/ UTERUS/ ENDOMETRIAL

wombcancersupportuk.wix.com/home   Womb Cancer Support UK offers on-line support for patients and their families.  WCSUK has a ‘closed’ private Facebook group where current and former patients can share helpful information

VULVA

www.vaco.co.uk/   VACO – Vulva Awareness Campaign Organisation is set up by a patient to support women with a diagnosis of vulval cancer

MESOTHELIOMA

www.asbestos.com Our goal is to spread the word about mesothelioma, a rare cancer that affects protective membranes surrounding lungs, heart and abdominal cavity that’s mainly caused by asbestos exposure. We provide free informational books, packets and a Patient Advocacy program that works 1-on-1 with individuals to help them find local doctors, treatment centers and support groups.