Practical tools for people affected by cancer

Find out about practical tools for your patients to help them manage their cancer treatment, and guides to help them deal with work-related and financial issues.

Practical tools for patients

After cancer treatment


Macmillan Organiser

The Macmillan Organiser is a handy, portable tool that's a lot like a personal organiser. It helps patients keep track of things such as symptoms, food intake, their appointments, medication and much more besides. It can help you to understand more about how your patients are coping with their condition and treatment.

MyOrganiser is now available as a mobile app. Please let your patients know they can download it for free from the Apple App Store or Google Play.


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Financial support

Our benefits advisers can help by working out the financial help your patients may be entitled to.

Macmillan Grants are small one-off payments made to people with cancer to cover a wide range of practical needs.

We have a dedicated section of the website which explains the different types of benefits available (not all are contribution-based or means-tested for example), including those for people of working age, carers, and personal independence payments.

Macmillan’s discounted will writing service provides the people you support with access to professional will writers they can trust at discounted rates. They can choose a from a range of services from face-to-face, online or over the phone to suit their situation. Urgent appointments can often be arranged if needed.

Practical tools for people caring for someone with cancer


Financial support for carers

Benefits advisers can help carers find the financial help they may be entitled to. For more information about benefits available to carers, visit the help for carers page


Work it out: essential questions to ask about work and cancer

We’ve created a Work it out tool for working carers [PDF] so people caring for someone with cancer can find the information they need about managing work and care responsibilities. Using this tool will help carers ask the right questions of their employer and health professionals.


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