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My records

Booklet
Published: 30 Aug 2018
Next review: 30 Aug 2021
Edition: 3
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Finding out you have cancer can be devastating. You may find it difficult to listen to or understand medical information. You may struggle to remember what treatment and medication you have had. It can also be hard to talk about how you are feeling to those around you. Getting organised, taking notes and knowing the right questions to ask can help you feel more in control of your situation.


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Published: 30 Aug 2018
Next review: 30 Aug 2021
Edition: 3

Finding out you have cancer can be devastating. You may find it difficult to listen to or understand medical information. You may struggle to remember what treatment and medication you have had. It can also be hard to talk about how you are feeling to those around you. Getting organised, taking notes and knowing the right questions to ask can help you feel more in control of your situation.


About this booklet

This booklet works alongside the information in The cancer guide. If you have the Macmillan Organiser, you already have a copy of the guide. If you would like to order one, visit be.macmillan.org.uk

This booklet includes tools for you to use. You can use these to:

  • keep notes to show your healthcare team
  • write down appointment times
  • write down contact details
  • keep track of how you are feeling.

If you do not feel able to fill in parts of the booklet, but you would like to, you can ask someone else to help. How you choose to use this booklet is up to you. We hope you find it helpful.

Need more space? You can order a new My records booklet from be.macmillan.org.uk

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.