Cancer Information Nurse Specialist

Our Cancer information nurse specialists are dedicated cancer nurses available to talk to on our Macmillan Cancer Support Line.

What we do

Cancer information nurse specialists are experienced cancer nurses who give advice and support to people living with cancer.

Our Cancer information nurse specialists can talk you through information about your diagnosis and treatment. They will help you understand what to expect from your diagnosis and share key information to help you manage symptoms and side effects.

They offer personalised support and answer any questions you might have about things including:

  • your cancer diagnosis and treatment
  • tests and monitoring
  • cancer risks, causes and prevention
  • symptoms of cancer
  • side effects
  • what you might expect at end of life
  • prognosis for your cancer type
  • coping with grief.

A Cancer information nurse specialist is different to a Macmillan nurse. We have information about how a Macmillan nurse can help you.

How to talk to a Cancer Information Nurse Specialist

You can talk to a Cancer information nurse specialist by calling the Macmillan Support Line. 

Talking about cancer can be tough. Our cancer information and support specialists offer a listening ear. We can talk about whatever matters to you. We can also offer guidance and help you find the right information and support in your area.

You can call the Macmillan Support Line for free on 0808 808 00 00, 8am to 8pm, 7 days a week. Advisers can provide emotional and practical support and information.  

Specialist services

As well as emotional support we provide specialist services to help you. Please note the opening times may vary by service.

  • Cancer information nurse specialist, 7 days a week, 8am to 8pm. Our experienced cancer nurses can talk you through information about your diagnosis and treatment.
  • Welfare rights advice, Monday to Friday, 8am to 8pm, Saturday to Sunday, 9am to 5pm. Our welfare rights advisers can tell you about benefits and other financial support.
  • Energy advice, Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm. We have energy advisers who can help you reduce the costs of your heating and electricity.
  • Financial guidanceMonday to Friday, 8am to 6pm. Our financial guides are experts in helping to reduce the financial impact of cancer.
  • Work support service, Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm. Our dedicated work support specialists help you to understand your rights at work.
  • Macmillan Grants - we can also give you information about Macmillan Grants.

Date reviewed

Trusted Information Creator - Patient Information Forum
Trusted Information Creator - Patient Information Forum

Our cancer information meets the PIF TICK quality mark.

This means it is easy to use, up-to-date and based on the latest evidence. Learn more about how we produce our information.

How we can help

Information and support centres
Our information and support centres are staffed by volunteers and offer tailored information as well as a place to relax.
Home
We have six buses that tour the country with a team of trained staff who are there to talk to you in confidence and open up all our services on offer.
Local Support Groups
If you need to talk about your cancer experience, there are over 900 Macmillan local support groups in the UK.