Supporting your patients from diagnosis

As a healthcare professional, you know how overwhelming a cancer diagnosis can be for your patients. We can support you by complementing the expert care you provide.

Support for patients at diagnosis

We can offer your patients tailored, ongoing information and support to help them cope with the physical, financial and emotional impacts of cancer. From advice on how to talk to loved ones and preparing for treatment, to understanding which benefits they may be entitled to, we’re here to help.

Signing up for support is simple

Your patients can sign up to receive ongoing information via email or post, with content tailored to their cancer type. Tell your patients to:

You can download and share the patient leaflet below.

Download the patient leaflet

Coronavirus guidance for patients

We know this is a very challenging time for healthcare professionals and your patients. Thank you for your support of people living with cancer and their families.

We have developed coronavirus information for people living with cancer, which includes emotional and practical support for people at this challenging time. We also have information and resources for professionals, to help you look after your own well-being. We will continue to update these pages regularly.

If you would like the latest coronavirus information and guidance, you can also visit the NHS website.

Cancer information and booklets

We offer free, easy to understand information, in a range of formats. Our high quality cancer information is written by experts and covers a wide range of topics for people with cancer, their loved ones and carers.

You can browse all of our cancer information on our website.

You can also order booklets for your patients.

Macmillan Support Line

Do you know someone who needs to talk? Our team of specialist advisers on the Macmillan Support Line are here to listen, give information and support.

Your patients can call the Macmillan Support Line free* on 0808 808 00 00, 7 days a week, 8am to 8pm.

Macmillan Online Community

Macmillan’s Online Community is a place for people living with cancer to find others who understand what they are going through. It’s easy to join a conversation, read a blog or ask an expert for information. It's anonymous, free and open 24/7. Your patients can sign up at community.macmillan.org.uk.

Information and Support Centres

Our local information and support centres aim to provide a listening ear. We also offer information on everything from different cancer types to finding support groups.

Some of our support centres offer counselling, complementary therapy or support to deal with issues such as hair loss. Our centres are open to everyone and you don't need to book an appointment. 

Find a local support centre

Search for local support services

Macmillan supports over 900 independent cancer support groups and organisations in the UK. If your patient would like to find somewhere locally to talk about their cancer experience, search our directory below.

Search our services directory

Money and cancer

Cancer can be tough on people’s finances. Money worries can be confusing and overwhelming, but we're here to help. We can provide people with the information, support and guidance to find their best way through.

To find out how we can make money one less worry, visit macmillan.org.uk/moneyworries.

Work and cancer

We can offer help, support and guidance on work and cancer. If your patient has or has had cancer, they are protected by law from unfair treatment at work. We can help with questions about work and cancer. Please tell your patients to call our Work Support Service on 0808 808 0000 (Monday - Friday, 8am - 6pm).

To find out more, visit macmillan.org.uk/rightsatwork.