Changes (mutations) in some genes can cause cells to grow in an uncontrolled way, forming tumours.
Information can help if you're worried about cancer in your family. Find out about risk, genetic testing and what you can do.
Family history and genetics can be complicated. If you'd like to talk it through together we're here to help. Talk to us.
Cancer affects all of your life. We want to make sure we're there when you're diagnosed, through treatment, and beyond. Help us make sure no one faces cancer alone.
What's happening near you? Find out about support groups, where to get information and how to get involved with Macmillan where you are.
Read about ways in which our Community users managed their emotions following their diagnosis. They talk about yoga, meditation and counselling.
Whether it is you or someone close to you who has been diagnosed with cancer, you’re likely to experience many emotions. Sharing your feelings can help you and others in your situation. Talk about it here.
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