Give Hope. Help Cope. Estyn Gobaith. Estyn Llaw.
If you have cancer or you’re close to someone who has, it can be frightening and stressful. We can help. We bring treatment, emotional support and practical advice to where it matters most; the heart of your community.
Tenovus Cancer Care is here to help you cope, and through our vital research, we offer hope. We’re the leading cancer charity in Wales and, whenever you need us, we’re here for you.
Where it all began
In 1943, Tenovus was founded by ten businessmen. Initially, the charity funded a wide range of projects in the local area.
These ranged from building the Sunshine House for Blind Babies just outside Cardiff, to donating a washing machine to a widow with seven children who had lost an arm.
In the 1960s, Tenovus embarked on a project which was to influence our work for the next 40 years. We built the Tenovus Institute for Cancer Research in Cardiff which carried out vital research into the causes of cancer.
Since then, we have concentrated our efforts on cancer and are now recognised for our pioneering work.
Our scientists developed the use of Tamoxifen, now used worldwide to treat breast cancer, and Zoladex which treats prostate cancer.
Alongside our ground-breaking research, we have developed a system of cancer support services to help cancer patients and their families, when they need it most, including our Freephone Cancer Support Line (0808 808 1010), which is open 8am – 8pm, 7 days a week.