Cancer and relationships

Booklet
Published: 31 Jan 2019
Next review: 31 Jul 2021
Edition: 1

This booklet is about coping with your feelings when someone close to you has cancer. It is for anyone who is close to someone with cancer, including partners, family members and friends.

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Published: 31 Jan 2019
Next review: 31 Jul 2021
Edition: 1

This booklet is about coping with your feelings when someone close to you has cancer. It is for anyone who is close to someone with cancer, including partners, family members and friends.

About this booklet

This booklet is about coping with your feelings when someone close to you has cancer. It is for anyone who is close to someone with cancer, including partners, family members and friends.

We hope it helps you deal with some of the questions or feelings you may have. It also gives suggestions for coping and getting the support you need.

View our online information about emotional support for partners, family and friends.

How we can help

Macmillan Cancer Support Line
The Macmillan Support Line offers confidential support to people living with cancer and their loved ones. If you need to talk, we'll listen.
Financial guidance
Financial issues can cause worry when someone becomes ill. You may be able to claim benefits to help you in your situation. You may also be able to get financial assistance from other organisations.
Welfare rights advice and tools

There are lots of benefits that could help you after a cancer diagnosis, but the system can be confusing. Our Welfare Rights Advisors are here to help.