Advanced cancer

Looking after someone with advanced cancer

If you're looking after someone with advanced cancer, we're here for you.

Caring for someone with advanced cancer

Caring for someone with advanced cancer

Ciaran Devane, Macmillan's CEO from 2007 until 2014, describes the emotions he and his partner went through and the support they received.

About our cancer information videos

Ciaran Devane, Macmillan's CEO from 2007 until 2014, describes the emotions he and his partner went through and the support they received.

About our cancer information videos

General information Managing symptoms

There are many ways you can help the person you’re looking after to manage symptoms or side effects while they are at home.

General information Support from family and friends

Family and friends may be able to help you with practical and emotional support while you care for someone with advanced cancer.

General information Support from voluntary organisations

Charities and voluntary organisations may be able to offer information, support groups, financial help, holiday schemes, transport or counselling.

General information Other care options

You might need to take some time off from caring. There are different care options available to help you do this.