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

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Speak to your healthcare team

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Call our Macmillan Support Line

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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

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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.

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