Cancer Organisations – some useful links

Krebsliga beider Basel
Haus der Krebsliga
Petersplatz 12
4051 Basel
Tel. 061 319 99 88
Email: info@klbb.ch
www.basel.krebsliga.ch 

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 (helpline@krebsliga.ch), 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:
https://basel.krebsliga.ch/beratung-unterstuetzung/welcome-to-the-basel-cancer-league/

Kinderkrebshilfe Schweiz
Florastrasse 14
4600 Olten
Tel. 062 297 00 11
Email: info@kinderkrebshilfe.ch 
www.kinderkrebshilfe.ch

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
www.breastcancercare.org.uk

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 (cancersupportbasel@gmail.com) to find out which

Cancer Research UK
www.cancerresearchuk.org

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

http://kidshealth.org/kid/grownup/conditions/breast_cancer.html

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

http://www.cancer.org/docroot/CRI/CRI_2_6x_Children_and_Cancer.asp

American Cancer Society’s website, with publications on childhood cancers, and on coping strategies for children whose parents have cancer

http://breastcancer.about.com
About.com’s breast cancer page – blogs, forums, advice

Kidscope
2045 Peachtree Road
Suite 150
Atlanta, GA 30309
U.S.A.
Tel. +1 (404) 892-1437
http://www.kidscope.org/

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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