Macmillan provides practical, medical and financial support for families and promotes and campaigns for better cancer care.
Macmillan also helps patients and their families with LCH and has a range of booklets and leaflets available (including information on LCH and chemotherapy).
Ask Macmillan: +44 808 808 00 00
CLIC Sargent is a UK cancer charity for children and young people (up to the age of 25 years), and their families. They provide clinical, practical, financial and emotional support and aims to help the whole family deal with the impact of the disease.
Free Child Cancer Helpline:
+44 800 197 0068 9am-5pm (UK)
Contact a Family (CAF) Personal Action Support Network
CAF bring families together so they can support each other, although CAF are not a Histiocytosis specific advice service, they do provide general information, advice and support and they campaign to improve family circumstances. If there is not a Histio specific group near you, please access their Personal Action Network (PAN) support groups they have 1500 groups on their database with 200 shown on their map emap and 600 on their network.
If you would like to find a support group close to you or for more information, follow the links to:
Teenage Cancer Trust
Our vision is a future where young people’s lives don’t stop because they have cancer. We make sure they’re treated as young people first, cancer patients second and everything we do aims to improve their quality of life and chances of survival.
Sibs is the UK charity representing the needs of siblings of disabled people. Siblings have a lifelong need for information, they often experience social and emotional isolation, and have to cope with difficult situations.
Scope Services directory
Citizens Advice Bureau
Can advise on employment issues.
Website about children and parenting offering support and advice on caring for seriously ill children. Look at Tough Topics in the Parenting section.
British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy can help to find a private therapist in your area.
Counselling, support and information for all relationships.
Institute of Fundraising
Health & Safety Executive
Food Standards Agency
Information Commissioners Office
INTERNATIONAL HISTIOCYTOSIS ORGANISATION
Asociación Argentina de Histocitosis (A.A.H)
Ciudad Autonoma de Buenos Aires,
The Artemis Association is a group of parents, patients, doctors and friends based in Greece. Its objectives include supporting patients and their families, encouraging and supporting research and keeping up to date with the latest treatments.
Phone: +30 210 45 20 453
L’Association Histiocytose France
01 60 66 93 77
Histiozytose Hilfe e.v.
German Patient Association for Histiocytosis
The Nikolas Symposium is an annual scientific conference hosted in Greece and funded by the Kontoyannis family in honour of Nikolas Kontoyannis who had severe multi-system LCH as a child and lives with the late effects of the disease. The symposium brings together scientists, pathologists and clinicians in search of a rational cure for the Histiocytic disorders.
Phone: +30 210 45 20 453
Histio Israel email@example.com | www.histioisrael.org Israel
Associazione Italiana Istiocitosi (AIRI)
041-5340721 | firstname.lastname@example.org | www.istiocitosi.org
LCH Patient Association
Stichting Langerhans Cel Histiocytose
Asociacion Espanola contra la Histiocitosis (ACHE)
Foraldraforeningen for barn med Histiocytos
Histiocytosis Association (HA)
The HA is based in the United States and is dedicated to raising awareness about histiocytic disorders, providing educational and emotional support, and funding research leading to better treatments and a cure.
Phone: +1 856 589 6606
The Histiocyte Society is a group of more than 200 physicians and scientists from around the world committed to improving the lives of patients with histiocytic disorders by conducting clinical and laboratory research into the causes and treatment of these diseases.
Phone: +1 856 589 6606
This is a reference network for Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis and associated syndromes. Several partners – medical experts in the field of care for Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis (LCH), patients and support groups from the European Union (EU) and from outside the EU – cooperates to share and disseminate knowledge and experience. Their objective is to participate in improving care of patients with LCH and other rare diseases belonging to the same ‘family’ of diseases.
CCLG (Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Group)
CCLG is the UK professional body for those working in the area of childhood cancer.
LCH is usually treated by this group of clinicians and the CCLG hosts a Histiocytosis Interest Group which has specific expertise in LCH. The CCLG produces a variety of leaflets (e.g. ‘A Guide to Clinical Trials – For Parents and Young People’, ‘How to help brothers and sisters’), all of which are available online and in hard copy. The CCLG website has numerous links to other sites that may be useful.
Phone: +44 116 249 4460 (Main Office)
An organization comprised of ECD patients and their caregivers from around the world. Their mission is to provide support to ECD patients and their loved ones, raise awareness of ECD, and promote research that will help those affected by ECD.