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Here you can find practical advice or emotional support towards the end of your life, or that of someone close to you.
You might find it helpful to watch these videos of people with advanced cancer and their carers talking about their experiences.
This section is for you if you've been told that your cancer can't be cured, or if you have a relative or friend with terminal cancer
You might have to make a decision about where you will be cared for towards the end of your life
There are some practical things to consider if you've been told you're not going to get better
See information about what to expect at the end of life
It can be very difficult to cope with uncertainty if you've been told you are going to die from cancer
It's important that any symptoms you have at the end of life are well-controlled
Your might need to discuss the sensitive issue of CPR (trying to restart the heart and breathing)
Information for the partner, relatives or friends of someone who is dying - you may want to read this section together and discuss plans well in advance
For answers, support or just a chat, call the Macmillan Support Line free (Monday to Friday, 9am-8pm)
The Liverpool Care Pathway is a framework of good practice for treating people at the end of their lives. It aims to use elements of the hospice model of care within other healthcare settings such as hospitals, care homes and people’s own homes.
If you have any questions about cancer, need support or just want someone to talk to, ask Macmillan.
Our cancer information team have written a blog about approaching the end of life. Team member Debbie talks about her own experiences, and discusses sensitive topics such as choosing where to die and making advance decisions about your care.
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