Let's talk about what you can't say

At Macmillan, we can hear what men with cancer find hard to say.

Our Support Line is open 7 days a week, 8am - 8pm. Call us free* on 0808 808 00 00. You can talk to us about work or money worries, and how you feel about things.

Why talking matters

In the UK, around 500 men are diagnosed with cancer every day [1]. Yet men often find it difficult to talk about cancer, let alone ask for support.

We know that talking to family and friends about cancer can be hard. You might worry about how your diagnosis will affect them. You may have questions about the physical, financial and emotional effects of cancer, or you might just want someone to talk to.

We want more men to talk about cancer and ask for support if they need it. We're here to support you by phone, online or in person. Whether you need emotional support, help with money worries or just want to talk, we're right there with you.

Ways we can help

  • Financial support

    If cancer is affecting your finances, find out how we can make money one less worry.

  • Work and cancer

    Whether you're an employee, carer, business or manager we offer support and information about work and cancer.

  • Coping with cancer

    There are lots of issues you might face during or after cancer treatment. We offer advice on how to cope.

  • Talking about cancer

    If you have cancer, or know someone who has, we have advice on how to talk about it.

We are improving lives

Close-up of Amuz, a young man with dark hair and beard, sits in a stripped back room and talks to the camera.

Luke, Adam and Amuz's story

Luke, Adam and Amuz found it difficult talking to loved ones about cancer. In this video, they talk about getting support and why it's okay to ask for help.

Luke, Adam and Amuz's story

Luke, Adam and Amuz found it difficult talking to loved ones about cancer. In this video, they talk about getting support and why it's okay to ask for help.

Antoine looks into the distance with a park behind him

Antoine's story

Antoine was diagnosed with bowel cancer in 2007. He says it was difficult talking about his diagnosis at work, but speaking to Macmillan helped him feel more like himself again.

Antoine's story

Antoine was diagnosed with bowel cancer in 2007. He says it was difficult talking about his diagnosis at work, but speaking to Macmillan helped him feel more like himself again.

Gary's story

Gary was diagnosed with leukaemia in 2008. It was tough coping with the practical and financial worries of cancer, but he says Macmillan was there every step of the way.

Gary's story

Gary was diagnosed with leukaemia in 2008. It was tough coping with the practical and financial worries of cancer, but he says Macmillan was there every step of the way.

Thom's story

Thom was diagnosed with colon cancer, aged 27. He found it difficult to tell his family and also had money worries. But we were there for him with benefits advice and support.

Thom's story

Thom was diagnosed with colon cancer, aged 27. He found it difficult to tell his family and also had money worries. But we were there for him with benefits advice and support.

Working together for men living with cancer

We’re working alongside corporate partners with many male employees and customers, to raise money for the millions of men living with cancer in the UK today. With their help, we're encouraging more men to talk about cancer and ask for support if they need it.

In partnership with

Building support with Benchmarx, CEF, Leyland, London Luton Airport, Marshalls, Selco, SUEZ, Topps Tiles, Travis Perkins, BARR Soft Drinks, and Mr.