Coping with advanced cancer
Booklet
Published: 31 Jan 2019
Next review: 31 Jul 2021
Edition: 11
Coping with advanced cancer

A booklet for anyone who has been told that their cancer has spread or come back, and their relatives and friends.

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Published: 31 Jan 2019
Next review: 31 Jul 2021
Edition: 11

A booklet for anyone who has been told that their cancer has spread or come back, and their relatives and friends.

About this booklet

This booklet is for people who have cancer that has come back or spread. This is sometimes called advanced cancer.

It looks at some of the concerns you may be dealing with and has advice about ways of coping. It also talks about treatments and your feelings and has practical information about getting help and support.

Visit our online information about advanced cancer.

How we can help

Macmillan Grants

If you have cancer, you may be able to get a Macmillan Grant to help with the extra costs of cancer. Find out who can apply and how to access our grants.

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.

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Online Community
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Help in your area
What's going on near you? Find out about support groups, where to get information and how to get involved with Macmillan where you live.