Cancer: Then and Now
Our new report, 'Cancer: Then and Now', reveals for the first time the number of people who are alive today that were diagnosed in the 1970s and 80s in the UK.Read the report [PDF, 5.7 MB]
'The surgeons and consultants were so busy, but Shez could spend the time with me to explain and answer all my questions.'
'It was actually nice to cry to someone.'
'Mario opened my eyes to what Macmillan could do and all the things that were available.'
'You never imagine that you have to save for cancer.'
'I didn't understand before how warm a virtual hug can be.'
‘The centre is available for anybody, not just the person who’s affected by cancer.’
Did you know that more than 170,000 people are alive despite being diagnosed with cancer more than 25 years ago? Our new report highlights historical advances in cancer treatment and care.
More than one in three of us will get cancer. For most of us it will be the toughest fight we ever face. Now, more than ever, we need people like you to join our team and help us make sure no one faces cancer alone.
Download campaign posters and upload social media profile pictures to support our campaign.
Cancer affects us all. Help us make sure no one faces cancer alone.
Read Imogen's blog about her experience as a Macmillan support line volunteer. She highlights the benefits of talking about cancer and looks at some of the different ways people can start talking.
If you've just joined up and aren't sure where to start, this is the group for you. Tell us a bit about what brings you here, and don't be afraid to ask questions. Someone will be on hand to welcome you and point you in the right direction