CSF continues to offer free confidential support to English speakers in France affected by the current health emergency and to those needing guidance in relation to Brexit.

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Cancer Support France Service Extension
As the health emergency moves into a new phase, Cancer Support France is continuing to offer its support on a wider basis, and not just to those people touched by cancer. . 
Emotional support is available to any English-speaking person who is elderly, isolated, vulnerable or who has health problems. The support is available by phone and by email. 
Cancer Support France is also able to provide assistance to UK nationals currently resident in France who need to establish their residency and healthcare rights after Brexit. For people who are unsure about what they need to do by the end of June 2021, trained CSF volunteers can guide them towards sources of reliable information. 
Click here for our Brexit information page
Anyone who feels in need of support can contact:
CSF National Helpline on 0800 240 200

Regarding our regular service:


We realise that cancer and its treatment is difficult enough in your own country but in a new land and in a strange language it can be very, very, complex indeed. The aim of this website is to give you access to information and the emotional, linguistic and practical help that you may need.

Do you need to contact us now?

Then call us on 0800 240 200 or drop a line to helpline@cancersupportfrance.org (Email from CSF web site)

(One of our team will contact you within 24 hours. Call free from a landline, your call will be taken on an answerphone)

If you want to find out a bit more about us, how we might be able to help you or your loved ones, or how you might help us, then read on.

CSF is a network of independent associations throughout France that provides support for English-speaking people of any nationality who have been touched by cancer.

Each association organises itself according to the needs of its own area and all associations are set up according to the French law of 1901.

What we aim to do

  • Provide you with support which is confidential and free of charge
  • Offer support to you, your family and your carers by telephone, in person or by email
  • Help you to ask the right questions
  • Accompany you to consultations and provide language support if needed
  • Guide you to other sources of appropriate advice
  • Provide access to information in English about cancer and its treatment in France
  • Visit you at home or in hospital when this is possible
  • Welcome you to 'Drop In' days or support group meetings at an association near you

Who we are

  • We are all volunteers
  • Many of us have experienced cancer first-hand and understand the emotional effects of the disease and its treatment
  • We have extensive knowledge of the French health care system and many of our volunteers speak fluent French
  • All of our support team have received training from Cancer Support France, however, we are not medically trained

All our volunteers abide by our confidentiality policy.


Last updated: October 29th 2018