Supporting your patients from diagnosis

As a healthcare professional, you know how overwhelming a cancer diagnosis can be for your patients. We can support you by complementing the expert care you provide.

We offer your patients tailored, ongoing information and support to help them cope with the physical, financial and emotional impacts of cancer. From advice on how to talk to loved ones and preparing for treatment, to understanding which benefits they may be entitled to, we’re here to help.

We can help you support people living with cancer from diagnosis. Tell your patients about the ongoing information and support offer from Macmillan.

Signing up for support is simple

Your patients can sign up to receive ongoing information via email or post, with content tailored to their cancer type. Tell your patients to:

You can download and share the patient leaflet below.

Cancer and coronavirus

We know that this is a very challenging time for you and your patients. Thank you for your support of people living with cancer and their families. For the most up-to-date clinical information and advice, please visit the NHS website. We also have information on other types of support for your patients, including emotional and practical, along with information to help you look after your own well-being, on our dedicated coronavirus web pages. We will continue to update these pages regularly.

Our services

If your patients need support, or would like more detailed information about one of our services, a full list can be found below.

Talking to us

For information, support or just someone to talk to, call us free*

Do you know someone who needs to talk? Our team of specialist advisers on the Macmillan Support Line are here to listen, give information and support.

Call us free* on 0808 808 00 00, 7 days a week, 8am to 8pm.


Macmillan Telephone Buddies

If you need to talk, we’re here to listen.

Telephone Buddies offer a weekly call from a trained volunteer who can provide a listening ear, ready to talk about how people living with cancer are feeling and support people’s needs during this difficult time.

To find out more please download our toolkit (PDF).

To sign up please visit


Award winning cancer information

We offer free, easy to understand information, in a range of formats

Our high quality cancer information is written by experts. It’s easy to order and available free of charge, in many different formats. We cover a wide range of topics for people with cancer, their loved ones and carers.

Visit our website to browse our award winning cancer information and support.

You can also order booklets for patients at


Macmillan’s Online Community

A network of people affected by cancer. It’s anonymous, free and open 24/7

Macmillan’s Online Community is a place for people living with cancer to find others who understand what they are going through. It’s easy to join a conversation, read a blog or ask an expert for information.

Sign up at


Finding local support

Information about local support groups and other services

Macmillan supports over 900 independent cancer support groups and organisations in the UK. If your patient would like to find somewhere locally to talk about their cancer experience, search our directory at


Information and support centres

UK centres are open to everyone – no appointment is needed

Our local information and support centres aim to provide a listening ear. We also offer information on everything from different cancer types to finding support groups.

Some of our support centres offer counselling, complementary therapy or support to deal with issues such as hair loss.

To find your local centre, search our directory at


Money and cancer

If cancer affects your finances, we're right there with you

Cancer can be tough on people’s finances. Money worries can be confusing and overwhelming, but we're here to help. We can provide people with the information, support and guidance to find their best way through.

To find out how we can make money one less worry, visit


Work and cancer

We can offer help, support and guidance on work and cancer

If your patient has or has had cancer, they are protected by law from unfair treatment at work. We can help with questions about work and cancer. Call our Work Support Service on 0808 808 0000 (Monday - Friday, 8am - 6pm).

To find out more, visit

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Supporting your patients from diagnosis

We can provide your patients with tailored, ongoing information and support from day one. Your patients can sign up below.

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