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Published: 31 Jan 2019
Next review: 31 Jul 2021
Edition: 3
MAC14072_E03_N

When someone you care about is diagnosed with cancer it can be hard to know what to say or do. This guide is full of advice about how you can help make sure they don't have to go through it alone.

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Published: 31 Jan 2019
Next review: 31 Jul 2021
Edition: 3

When someone you care about is diagnosed with cancer it can be hard to know what to say or do. This guide is full of advice about how you can help make sure they don't have to go through it alone.

About this eBook

This information is for you if you are supporting a friend, family member or partner who has cancer.

You probably want to help them, but you might not know what you can do. This leaflet talks about the different stages of having cancer to help you understand what your friend, family member or partner is going through.

Visit our online information about supporting 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.

0808 808 00 00
7 days a week, 8am - 8pm
Email us
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Online Community
An anonymous network of people affected by cancer which is free to join. Share experiences, ask questions and talk to people who understand.
Help in your area
What's going on near you? Find out about support groups, where to get information and how to get involved with Macmillan where you live.