Hannah with her Mum, Laraine who was diagnosed and treated for breast cancer.
Hannah with her Mum, Laraine who was diagnosed and treated for breast cancer.

Public Health Wales will begin screening for various cancers again in the coming weeks and I would encourage constituents who receive letters to take up the offer of a screening appointment.

Added to the usual worries, are the concerns around whether or not it is safe for you to attend screening appointments. The NHS have done a tremendous job at adapting throughout this pandemic to keep patients and staff as safe as possible. Some appointments will be done remotely and where they can’t, staff will be wearing Personal Protective Equipment.

The Wales Cancer Alliance have helpfully pulled together the following list of Cancer Support Charities which operate in Wales, and I would urge you to get in touch with them with any questions or concerns you may have.

If you or a loved one receives a letter, know that there are people out there to support you – I am here to support you.

Macmillan Cancer Support

0808 808 00 00

9am-5pm Everyday

Marie Curie

0800 090 2309

8am-6pm weekdays, 11am-5pm Saturdays

Bowel Cancer UK

Ask the Nurse Online Support

Prostate Cancer UK

0800 074 8383

9am-5pm Monday-Friday

Myeloma UK

0800 980 3332

9am-5pm weekdays


Information hub

The Brain Tumour Charity

0808 800 0004

9am-5pm weekdays


Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust

0808 802 8000 Opening hours vary


0808 208 0888

10am-4pm weekdays, 10am-1pm Wednesdays

Pancreatic Cancer UK

0808 801 0707 10am-4pm Monday to Friday or via email.

Kidney Cancer UK

01223 870008

9am-4pm weekdays, 4pm-6pm weekends

Online support available

Maggie’s Centre

Support online, over the phone and via video chat.

0300 123 1801 (UK Support line)

9am-5pm weekdays

Tenovus Cancer Care

0808 808 1010

9am-5pm weekdays, 10am-1pm weekends

Breast Cancer Now

0808 800 6000

10am-3pm weekdays

Cancer Research UK

0808 800 4040

9am-5pm weekdays

Target Ovarian Cancer

020 7923 5475

9am-5:30pm, weekdays

British Liver Trust

0800 652 7330

10am-2.45pm weekdays (Not on bank holidays)


Online support group

Clic Sargeant

Online Live Chat 10am-4pm Monday to Friday and Facebook Groups

Ray of Light Wales

Online support, emails, telephone and Skype throughout the month. Facebook page here.

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