Providing support and putting you in touch with the people who can help you most
BRCATESTUK's service helps provide cancer diagnosis early, giving you and your doctors a better chance of fighting back and overcoming common cancers such as breast, bowel, ovarian and prostate cancer.
But if you or a member of your family need to talk to someone following a diagnosis, on this page you will find links to organisations like Macmillan Nurses and Cancer Research UK who are experts in their field and can provide you with the support you need.
Macmillan Cancer Support
Making sure no-one faces cancer alone
At Macmillan, we know how a cancer diagnosis can affect everything.
So we’re here to support you and help you take back some control in your life.
From help with money worries and advice about work, to someone who’ll listen if you just want to talk, we’re here.
Cancer Research UK
With your support we will beat cancer sooner
Our vision is to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.
In the 1970s, less than a quarter of people with cancer survived. But over the last 40 years, survival has doubled – today half will survive.
Our ambition is to accelerate progress and see three-quarters of people surviving the disease within the next 20 years.
Breast Cancer Care
The only UK-wide charity providing care, information and support to people affected by breast cancer
We want every person affected by breast cancer to get the best treatment, information and support.
We combine the personal experiences of people affected by breast cancer with clinical expertise, using this in a unique way to provide information on living with and beyond breast cancer, offer emotional and practical support through our services and Helpline, bring people affected by breast cancer together through our services and Forum, campaign for improvement in standards of support and care and promote the importance of early detection.
Lynch Syndrome UK
Raising awareness, saving lives
Lynch Syndrome UK is a registered charity stemming from a long running support group on Facebook. Our many members are passionate about our cause to educate and empower people living with this genetic condition and offering support to both themselves and their families when they need it most.
Lynch Syndrome UK aims to ensure that for the public benefit, people and their families affected by Lynch Syndrome are provided with support in the form of information, signposting and listening, also to increase public awareness of the syndrome, educating members of the general public and health care professionals.
Our vision is that all people affected by Lynch Syndrome in the UK have access to standardised screening, thus enabling prevention of the development of cancer and early diagnosis enabling survival.
The Ovarian Cancer Support Charity
Ovacome was were founded and is run by women with ovarian cancer themselves, which makes us especially sensitive to the needs of women with this devastating diagnosis.
We have been supporting women affected by ovarian cancer and their families since 1996.
Our nurses give expert guidance, personalised clinical and research information, emotional support and resources for women diagnosed with ovarian cancer or worried they might be at risk.
Why have the test?
We test for the mutations in up to 30 genes that significantly increase the risk of common cancers such as breast, bowel, ovarian and prostate cancer.
Why have the test?
With BRCATESTUK's simple blood test or do-it-yourself saliva test, you can now screen for the mutations and start to take action straight away.
Why have the test?
Your results could affect your relatives too – if a man carries a mutation in BRCA1, each of his children has a 50% chance of carrying the same mutation.