Information and support

If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with cancer, we can help. Find out what to expect, get information, practical advice and support, hear from experts and read about other people’s experiences.

Watch: Do something amazing today

Dropping round with some DVDS. Cooking an extra meal. Offering a lift. Sometimes the smallest things really can make the world of difference.

Watch: Do something amazing today

Dropping round with some DVDS. Cooking an extra meal. Offering a lift. Sometimes the smallest things really can make the world of difference.

  • Be a good listener

    There’s no magic phrase that is the ‘right’ thing to say. The important thing is that you're there and you listen. Stay in touch whether through a visit, phone call, card, letter or email.

  • Find ways you can help

    It helps to be specific when offering help. You could ask ‘shall I do the shopping?’ 'Would you like me to pick the children up from school?'

  • Talking about cancer at work

    It may be difficult for your employee to talk about their diagnosis, but open communication may make it easier for you to support them.

How to talk

If your partner, relative or friend has cancer, talking openly will help you understand their experience and build mutual trust.