Hearing that someone close to you has cancer can be one of the most emotional times of your life. For many people, it’s a devastating and overwhelming experience. Whatever your relationship with that person, it’s natural to feel a range of emotions.
There’s a lot to take in. You could order a booklet about cancer and emotions to read and come back to in your own time, when you need it.
Thinking about work when you’ve been diagnosed with cancer can add to your worries and anxiety. Thinking about how to cope and understanding your rights can make it easier.
Cancer can affect all areas of your life. We’re asking the new government to make cancer care a priority. Join us.
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 the support that our Community users received from their friends and family. Examples include a 'make a meal' rota, 'treat envelopes' and a family trip to the beach.
If a member of your family or a friend, or someone else you know is living with cancer, this group is the place to share your feelings and get support.
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All our information is reviewed by cancer or other relevant professionals to ensure that it’s accurate and reflects the best evidence available. We thank all those people who have provided expert review for the information on this page.
Our information is also reviewed by people affected by cancer to ensure it is as relevant and accessible as possible. Thank you to all those people who reviewed what you're reading and have helped our information to develop.
You could help us too when you join our Cancer Voices Network – find out more at: http://www.macmillan.org.uk/cancervoices
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