Talking about cancer

Talking about cancer

Booklet
Published: 31 May 2019
Next review: 30 Nov 2021
Edition: 9
Talking about cancer

A booklet aimed at helping people with cancer talk about their illness and understand other people's responses. We explore the value of putting feelings into words.

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Published: 31 May 2019
Next review: 30 Nov 2021
Edition: 9

A booklet aimed at helping people with cancer talk about their illness and understand other people's responses. We explore the value of putting feelings into words.

About this booklet

This booklet is about talking about cancer. It is for anyone who has a cancer diagnosis.

The booklet explains:

- the benefits of talking about cancer

- how to overcome the things that make talking difficult

- how to deal with other people’s reactions.

It also has practical tips for talking and asking for support.

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

Visit our online information about talking about 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.