Cancer is a disease of our cells. Sometimes cells go wrong and become abnormal. These cancer cells keep dividing to make more and more abnormal cells.
Cancer can lead to extra expenses. By assessing your situation, you can plan ahead to meet your needs.
Our volunteers offer practical and emotional support to people affected by cancer. We want to make sure no one goes through cancer alone.
Our local centres offer free, confidential information and support. If you or a loved one has questions about cancer, we’re here.
Order or download our free booklet about rectal cancer. It covers symptoms, diagnosis, possible treatments, and practical issues.
Waiting to hear the results of tests can be a worrying time. You can talk to us about anything that's concerning you.
If you're deciding which charity to support with your fundraising, talk to us. We want to be there for everyone affected by cancer, and we need your help.
What's happening near you? Find out about support groups, where to get information and how to get involved with Macmillan where you are.
Read this recent webchat transcript, in which our Macmillan Support Nurses Anne and John answered questions on bowel, rectum and anal cancer. They explain the risk factors and typical course of action if one of your parents has been affected by bowel cancer.
A support group for anyone affected by colon, rectal or small bowel cancer to come together, share experiences and ask questions.
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All our information is reviewed by cancer or other relevant professionals to ensure that it’s accurate and reflects the best evidence available. We thank all those people who have provided expert review for the information on this page.
Our information is also reviewed by people affected by cancer to ensure it is as relevant and accessible as possible. Thank you to all those people who reviewed what you're reading and have helped our information to develop.
You could help us too when you join our Cancer Voices Network – find out more at: http://www.macmillan.org.uk/cancervoices
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