Cancer Organisations – some useful links

Krebsliga beider Basel
Haus der Krebsliga
Petersplatz 12
4051 Basel
Tel. 061 319 99 88

Basel’s Krebsliga (Basel Cancer League) is housed in Haus der Krebsliga on the Petersplatz. Their offices are located here and the house serves as a walk-in centre (modelled on Maggie’s Centres in the UK) where anyone affected by cancer can go for advice, hold a meeting or attend any of the courses and activities on offer (including a meditation course in English). They also offer a telephone helpline (, forums and many online and printed resources for cancer patients and families, some in English. 

They have a page in English outlining their activities and offer:

Kinderkrebshilfe Schweiz
Florastrasse 14
4600 Olten
Tel. 062 297 00 11

The Swiss Children’s Cancer Support organisation. They hold a number of books in English for children and for parents (That Day – picture book, the story of a little boy with leukemia, the most prevalent form of childhood cancer; Andrew’s Story – about a boy who beat cancer; Angels & Monsters – a child’s eye view of cancer with photos and messages from children with cancer; Chemotherapy, Cakes and Cancer – an A to Z survival guide for living with childhood cancer, written by a 14 year old girl; Chemogirl -written by a 12 year old girl, who developed the concept of ‘chemogirl’ to help her cope with the chemotherapy treatments; My Brain Tumor Adventures – story of a little boy coping with a brain tumor (picture book, written for 2-7 year olds)

Breast Cancer Care

UK-based organisation offering a helpline, online forums and a range of useful publications, free (up to 10 copies). Our group holds a certain number of BCC publications – please contact us ( to find out which

Cancer Research UK

UK-based cancer research organisation, with a wide range of handouts and publications on all types of cancer

NACCPO (National Alliance of Childhood Cancer Parent Organisations)
UK-based organisation offering advice and support to parents of children with cancer

A kids’ website which explains breast cancer in easily understandable language

American Cancer Society’s website, with publications on childhood cancers, and on coping strategies for children whose parents have cancer’s breast cancer page – blogs, forums, advice

2045 Peachtree Road
Suite 150
Atlanta, GA 30309
Tel. +1 (404) 892-1437

A US-based organisation set up to help children and families understand the effects of cancer and chemotherapy on a loved one – books, videos/DVDs, free of charge but donations gratefully received


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