You may not think of yourself as a carer. But a carer is anyone who provides unpaid support to a partner, family member or friend who could not manage without this support.
Around 300,000 people are diagnosed with cancer in the UK each year. As treatments for cancer improve, more and more people who have cancer are learning to live with it as a long-term illness. So are their families, friends and colleagues.
Many people affected by cancer depend on the practical and emotional support of a carer. We know there are currently more than a million people in the UK caring for someone with cancer, and this number is going to increase.