Cancer Focus Northern Ireland

Information and Support Helpline

Cancer Information and Support Helpline

We believe that it helps to talk – especially when it comes to concerns about cancer. We are the only local cancer charity to provide a free helpline for patients, their family members or friends, as well as members of the public – in fact anyone who may have concerns, questions or issues about any aspect of cancer.

We’re here to help you when you need:

  • Information about your type of cancer
  • Help to understand, or make sense of, information you have been given about your specific cancer
  • Help to talk to your children about your cancer
  • Support when your partner, mum, dad or close family member has cancer
  • Information about what services can offer support
  • Information about practical issues, such as who will take care of you or how to deal with financial concerns
  • Advice for concerns about health changes or symptoms in yourself or a family member
  • General information about cancer and how to reduce your risk of developing it
  • Guidance to stop smoking

When you phone us your call will be answered by a nurse who has specific expertise in helping people with concerns about cancer. We will provide information and support, to best meet your needs, in a friendly and easily understood way.

Our free helpline number is 0800 783 3339

Calls are taken Monday – Friday between 9.00am and 1.00pm.

Alternatively you can:

  • Email our nurses directly at
  • Click on Health unlocked logo on this page to access our community forum

If you want to know more about any of our services, please email us at or download our leaflets here.




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