Coping with advanced cancer

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 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.