World Cancer Day

World Cancer Day is on Sunday 4 February. This year, we're highlighting how you can get support you need, and how together we can help everyone affected by cancer.

Shaping the future of Macmillan Cancer Support

How we can support you and your loved ones

Help with the impacts of cancer

A hand receiving money from a cash machine.

Money and work

Two women sitting on a bench talking. One is wearing brown boots and a floral scarf the other is wearing a black cardigan, jeans and trainers.

Emotional support

Stories from people living with cancer

Read stories from people who used their experience of cancer to raise awareness of cancer and to help others.
Naomi, a Chinese lady is sharing information about cancer.
Naomi's story

After she was diagnosed with breast cancer, Naomi set up the Chinese Association for Cancer Care charity to help Chinese cancer patients.

Alan holding a World Cancer Day sign
Alan's story

Alan launched Cancer is a Drag, a fundraising group supported by Macmillan, which aims to support people living with cancer from the LGBTQ+ community.

Christen is a lady with long curly blond hair and red lipstick.
Christen's story

Christen shared her experience of having the BRCA mutation and a mastectomy on social media. Then started the BRCAchat charity to help others.

Jyoti Shah is a Macmillan Consultant Urological Surgeon. She is standing outside in a garden. She has short dark hair and is wearing a colourful patterned dress.

The impact of Macmillan professionals

Jyoti Shah, Macmillan Consultant Urological Surgeon, created an easy-to-read book to support people diagnosed with prostate cancer. The guide covers topics from diagnosis to terminal care.

Jyoti said: “When you tell someone that they have cancer, a word bomb explodes in their head and they can’t take in any more information. Our patients were lost in the jungle. They didn’t need piecemeal leaflets, they needed a comprehensive book.”

Discover support for professionals

Ways to get involved on World Cancer Day

We are here for everybody living with cancer, with our specialist information, support and services. But we couldn't do it without our incredible supporters. Here are a few ways you can get involved.