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Challenge the caring crisis|
Almost a million people in England help care for a friend or family member with cancer. But they’re not getting the support they need. Take action and help us change this.|
Macmillan campaigns for a better deal for people affected by cancer. We want everyone with cancer to receive the right level of treatment and support, regardless of who they are and where they live.
We want the NHS and benefits system to consider the specific needs of cancer patients, so that they do not have to personally bear the cost of their treatment. We want the health service and social care services to treat the person, not just the disease, and we want cancer treatment and care to remain a priority for the Government.
We believe that age is just a number. It’s not an excuse to treat older people with cancer differently. Help us to make sure older people are offered cancer treatment and care based on their needs, not on their age. Join our campaign.|
Macmillan campaigned successfully for free prescriptions for cancer patients. Find out more.|
Four in five cancer patients are hit with an average cost of £570 a month as a result of their illness. Macmillan believes no one should face financial worries alone. Help our campaign to cut the cost of cancer|.
Many cancer patients in England are still paying the full price for hospital parking even though the government states it should be free or reduced. Take action to abolish these charges once and for all.
Kat works and looks after her mum who has cancer. Only 20% of carers like Kat know they have rights that could make life easier. Help us raise awareness by reading and sharing Kat's story.|
Join our campaign| to make sure older people are offered cancer treatment and care based on their needs, not on their age.
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If you have or have had cancer or know someone who has, you can help us improve cancer care by becoming a Cancer Voice. Find out how you can help.
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