Talking with someone who has cancer

Talking with someone who has cancer

Booklet
Published: 31 May 2019
Next review: 30 Nov 2021
Edition: 9
Talking with someone who has cancer

A booklet for people close to someone with cancer. Helps you understand better what your friend or relative is going through and the value of providing support by talking and listening to them.

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

A booklet for people close to someone with cancer. Helps you understand better what your friend or relative is going through and the value of providing support by talking and listening to them.

About this booklet

This booklet is about talking with someone who has cancer. It is for anyone who wants to support someone with cancer, including carers, family members and friends.

The booklet explains how to talk to and support someone who has cancer. We hope it helps.

Visit our online information about what to say to someone who has 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.