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're helping men to talk

Justin and Matt having a conversation in a car.

Justin and Matt

Justin was diagnosed with testicular cancer in 2016. He talks to his friend Matt about his experience, his ‘Ball Voyage Party’ and why he wishes he’d spoken to a doctor sooner.

Justin and Matt

Justin was diagnosed with testicular cancer in 2016. He talks to his friend Matt about his experience, his ‘Ball Voyage Party’ and why he wishes he’d spoken to a doctor sooner.

A picture of two men in a barbers talking about their experiences of coping when a loved one has cancer

Chris and Sam

When their loved ones were diagnosed with cancer, Chris and Sam’s worlds changed. They had to find ways to cope to support themselves and the people they loved.

Chris and Sam

When their loved ones were diagnosed with cancer, Chris and Sam’s worlds changed. They had to find ways to cope to support themselves and the people they loved.

Kiwi and Jonjo, men with cancer, discuss talking about their emotions.

Kiwi and Jonjo

Kiwi and Jonjo had different views on talking about cancer. Kiwi found it difficult, and Jonjo was very open. In this video, they speak about why talking is so important for men.

Kiwi and Jonjo

Kiwi and Jonjo had different views on talking about cancer. Kiwi found it difficult, and Jonjo was very open. In this video, they speak about why talking is so important for men.

Amuz talking about men and cancer. Press the play button to watch the video.

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.

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.

Just been diagnosed with cancer?

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