Ways to get involved
If you have had cancer, have cancer or have had a friend or relative with cancer, you can become a Macmillan Cancer Voice. Your cancer experience can help us shape the future of cancer care and is a unique and powerful way to make life better for everyone affected by cancer.
Cancer Voices get involved in a wide range of opportunities, from reviewing publications and taking part in surveys, to talking about their cancer experience in the community.
To see how you can be a part of Cancer Voices you can simply browse our opportunities.
Paul's experience being a Cancer Voice
'I was diagnosed with testicular cancer in 2002. Once I’d finished treatment I knew I wanted to give something back.
'Participating in the Survivorship programme, as a Cancer Voice, has given me the opportunity to meet regularly with cancer patients who've suffered recurrences and need support dealing with this difficult news. I can help them by sharing my own experiences, or by lending an ear and listening to what they're going through.
'Being a Cancer Voice has helped me in many ways and sharing my story has built my confidence. You can feel very alone when you have cancer. Only a fellow patient really knows the rollercoaster of emotions and fears that you experience. I’ve made many friends through attending meetings and other Cancer Voices events.
'Eight years after being made redundant because of my illness, I’ve finally managed to find a job. I honestly don’t think I would have got to this stage without the confidence and self-belief that being a Cancer Voice has given back to me.'