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Rare cancers make up one in five (20%) of newly diagnosed cancers.
Rare cancers can take longer to diagnose than more common cancers.
If you have a rare cancer, your treatment will usually be planned by a team of specialists.
Having a rare cancer can bring many different feelings, but help and support is available.
It can be difficult getting information on a rare cancer, but there are things that can help.
Order or download free, reliable information that is easy to understand. Our booklets cover signs and symptoms, diagnosis, cancer types, treatments and living with cancer.
Our booklet explains how clinical trials are carried out, when you might be invited to take part and what you could expect if you do.
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What's happening near you? Find out about support groups, where to get information and how to get involved with Macmillan where you are.
Our Online Community is always open and full of people ready to support you.
Are you affected by a cancer type that we don't have a group for? A group for anyone affected by a rarer cancer type to get together, ask questions, share experiences and support each other.
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