World Cancer Day
World Cancer Day is on 4 February. This year, we’re highlighting how you can get the support you need and how we can work together to help everyone affected by cancer.
To improve the experience of patients with rarer cancers, Yeovil District Hospital recruited Sarah. Thanks to her work, local teams are now better equipped to support people affected by cancer.
"The key is hearing from patients what they feel the gaps are and how they feel we can deliver better care" Sarah, a Macmillan Head & Neck, Brain & Sarcoma Clinical Nurse Specialist.
How we can support you and your loved ones
Speak to your healthcare team
Call our Macmillan Support Line
Chat to others who understand
Local support at the Pineapple Club
Support with everyday living: Instagram live, cancer and menopause
Take a look at @thetittygritty’s Instagram to hear campaigner, Helen share her breast cancer story with Macmillan's National Clinical Adviser, Hannah.
They talk about cancer and the menopause, including practical advice on managing menopausal symptoms caused by some cancer treatments and how to get support.
The discussion is available to watch on Helen's Instagram.
Stories of how Macmillan has helped
Get the information you need about cancer
We provide services for people living with cancer at every stage of their cancer diagnosis. If you or a loved one has been affected by cancer, we can help.
Cancer information in different formats
We have cancer information in different languages and formats including audio, easy read and British Sign Language.
Learn more about cancer
We have a range of information about cancer on our website to help support you and your loved ones.This includes:
- An a-z of cancer types with details about symptoms, diagnosis and treatments
- Advice and help if you are worried about cancer
- If you are LGBTQ+ and have cancer
- If you are transgender or non-binary
- Practical support if you are caring for someone with cancer
If you have been assigned a Macmillan nurse they can help you to understand your cancer diagnosis and treatment options. They can also support you though your cancer experience.
Getting advice about money
Life after treatment
Some cancer treatments can have a direct effect on your sex life and ability to have children (fertility). Talk to your healthcare team if you have any concerns as there are often things that can help.
Ways to help on World Cancer Day
Campaign with us
World Cancer Day is about raising awareness and uniting to do more to 'close the care gap'. Everyone should get the very best cancer care and treatment, no matter what. Get advice and tips to make sure you are treated fairly.