National Cancer Institute Lymphoma Cancer Support

One in three of us are directly affected by cancer at some point in our lives, either because we are diagnosed with it, or because a loved one is. Although cancer no longer is the death sentence it used to be, it is still responsible for many of the annual deaths. Furthermore, the stress of being diagnosed with cancer, going through treatment and then hoping that the treatment worked, is tremendous, not just on those who suffer from cancer, but also those around us.

What is National Cancer Institute Lymphoma Cancer Support?

The National Cancer Institute is a highly successful organisation in the United States.  In the UK, a previous health secretary called for the creation of an institute based on the one in the United States, which heralded the creation of the National Cancer Research Institute in the United Kingdom. 

The National Cancer Research Institute promotes collaboration between its 22 member organisations to serve the benefits of patients, the public and the scientific community.  Its members include organisations for specific forms of cancer such as Breakthrough (breast cancer), Roy Castle (lung cancer), Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research and the Prostrate Cancer Charity; pharmaceutical companies; and biotechnical companies.

Members have to be able to spend over £1 million pounds per year on cancer research and need a peer-review system in place to demonstrate the scientific quality of research they fund.  They also need to provide full details of cancer research they fund for the National Cancer Research Institute so it can be included in their national database; as well as having to work towards developing and implementing cancer research strategies in the UK.

Where Can I Find a National Cancer Institute Lymphoma Cancer Support Group?

The National Cancer Research Institute does not run its own support groups.  Instead, it works together with organisations that do provide support groups in ensuring the needs of patients are best met.  They could, for example, direct you to cancer organisations specific for Lymphoma cancer, or organisations that look at all forms of cancer in order for you to identify the most appropriate support group in your local area.

What Can I Expect to Experience in a National Cancer Institute Lymphoma Cancer Support Group?

If you have contacted the National Cancer Research Institute and they have referred you to a specific organisation that can best help your needs, you can rest assured that you can expect only the best.  The National Cancer Research Institute has very stringent acceptance criteria for their members and their interest is in patients and patient care.  It has been demonstrated through research that having access to appropriate support groups can be of vital importance for both sufferers from cancer and their families or carers, so you will know that the support you get will be fantastic and demonstrated as being useful through either scientific research or patient involvement schemes.

In general, the National Cancer Research Institute brings together all the main players in the prevention and treatment of cancer in order to improve the lives of patients, raise awareness in the communities and improve the work done by the scientific community.

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