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What is World Cancer Care, and what do you do?
World Cancer Care is an independent registered with the Charity Commission, England and Wales with a mission to raise awareness of cancer. As one of the world’s biggest health challenges, we are on hand to help individuals affected by cancer with help and support, information and answers. We also organise impactful initiatives in the UK and overseas (in selected countries), raising vital funds for support, awareness and research.
Are you looking for volunteers?
Our charity relies on passionate volunteers who share our vision of creating a world where every individual is given the best possible chance of surviving cancer. From handing out leaflets, creating fundraising events, raising money in your local area, providing support and connecting with people over the telephone, you can make a meaningful difference to people who would otherwise feel scared, lonely and confused about the journey ahead. You can learn more about volunteering here.
What skills or experience are required to volunteer?
For most of our volunteer roles, we do not require specific skills or experience, just the energy and desire to support people affected by cancer.
Can you offer medical advice?
We do not offer medical advice or care for people affected by cancer. The information we provide is not a substitute for individual professional medical care and should not be used for diagnosing or treating any health issue or disease. We provide information and support; therefore, we encourage people to self-check, so if you have any signs or symptoms, please book in with your GP as soon as possible.
What are the most common cancers in the UK?
According to the NHS, the four most common types are breast, lung, prostate and bowel cancer. It’s important to understand that there are hundreds of cancers worldwide, affecting different cells, with unique symptoms and risk factors. Finding cancer at an early stage can save lives, so if you notice any change in your body, do tell a doctor at the earliest opportunity.
How do I donate to World Cancer Care?
The easiest way to make a donation is by visiting the donation section on our website. You then have a series of options to choose from, such as placing a one-off or regular donation. You can also donate to a camp in India to bring cancer awareness, early detection and early diagnosis in rural regions where there is a severe shortage of cancer care facilities.
What does your free membership include?
When you sign up for our free membership, you’ll never have to worry about missing an important update from World Cancer Care. We create educational and informative newsletters (at least one per quarter) to bring you the latest news and updates from our work in the UK and India. You can learn more about our membership here.
Will you publish my story?
We’re always sharing real-life stories from people affected by cancer. In doing so, we publish words of inspiration, wisdom, hope, and support — so we’d love to learn more about your journey. Please do not hesitate to call us or send us a message detailing your unique experiences, advice and hope.