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There are two million people living with or beyond cancer in the UK. This figure is set to rise to four million by 2030. It's a cause for celebration that more people than ever are surviving after a diagnosis but we know the impact of cancer does not suddenly stop when treatment is over.
People who have finished cancer treatment tell us they often have difficulties financially, emotionally, practically and medically. We believe far more can be done to improve the lives of cancer survivors. Support for people living with or beyond cancer should not finish after treatment but should continue into a phase of supported aftercare.
People who have finished treatment tell us they have difficulties returning to normal life. They may:
A cancer survivor is someone who is living with or beyond their cancer. This could be someone who’s completed their treatment or having ongoing treatment for their cancer.
The cancer story is changing: there are two million people living with or beyond cancer in the UK. This figure is set to rise to four million by 2030. This number is increasing due to:
Macmillan provides support and information for people liviing with or beyond cancer.
Download our cancer survivor publication, Two Million Reasons [PDF, 756kb]|
Download the survivorship supplement published in the Nursing Times [PDF, 1.15mb]|
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