MAC5765_E07_N

The cancer guide

Booklet
Published: 31 Aug 2018
Next review: 31 Mar 2021
Edition: 7
MAC5765_E07_N

A guide about cancer treatment and care. It explains the different stages people go through when they have cancer, the roles of various cancer care professionals and how to get additional support.

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Published: 31 Aug 2018
Next review: 31 Mar 2021
Edition: 7

A guide about cancer treatment and care. It explains the different stages people go through when they have cancer, the roles of various cancer care professionals and how to get additional support.

About this booklet

This booklet is for people living with cancer, and their family, friends and carers. It aims to help you understand what cancer means and what to expect. It also explains where you can get more information and support.

Being diagnosed with cancer can be a huge shock. You may be feeling lots of different emotions. But it does not mean you have to give up hope. Many people are now treated successfully or able to live with cancer for many years. There are lots of people and services that can support you.

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.