Booklet
Published: 31 May 2019
Next review: 30 Nov 2021
Edition: 7

This guide for people affected by cancer gives tips on how carers can look after themselves while supporting and looking after someone with cancer.

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Published: 31 May 2019
Next review: 30 Nov 2021
Edition: 7

This guide for people affected by cancer gives tips on how carers can look after themselves while supporting and looking after someone with cancer.

About this booklet

This booklet is about looking after someone who has cancer.

It explains:

- what it means to be a carer

- who can help support you and the person you are caring for

- the practical, emotional and financial issues you may face, and how to cope with them

- ways you can help the person you are caring for manage symptoms or side effects

- how to look after yourself.

We hope it helps you deal with some of the questions or feelings you may have.

Visit our online information about looking after someone with 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.