Apr 6, 2014
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Bacup stands for the British Association of Cancer United Patients and their families and friends. It was founded by Dr Vicky Clement-Jones after she was treated for ovarian cancer, and it became fully operational on 31 October 1985. The aim of the Association is to provide an information service to cancer patients who want to know more about their illness or who need practical advice on how to cope with it. It does not seek to replace the traditional relationship between the doctor and patient, nor does it recommend specific treatment for particular patients; rather, its aim is to help patients to understand more about their illness so that they can communicate more effectively and freely with their medical advisers and their families and friends.

See www.cancerbacup.org.uk

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