We value your feedback

We work hard to make sure our information is high-quality, up-to-date and easy to read. And we’d like to know what you think about it. Hearing from the people who use our information is very important, and below are some ways for you to tell us what you think is good and what could be better.

By getting involved and sharing your experience, you will help us reach even more people affected by cancer. And you will help us make sure that the information we offer is as useful as possible.

Answer our quick information survey

Do you find it easy to use our website? Do the photos in our printed booklets improve your experience? What do you think about our real-life stories of people living with cancer? We would love to hear your feedback on our information, whatever format you choose to use.

Our survey asks you 10 quick questions about what you think of our cancer information. Please spare a few minutes of your time to tell us what you think, and share ways we could make it even better.

Take the survey.

Become a reviewer

Did you know that volunteers review the information we provide for people living with cancer, as well as books about cancer? Here is some more information about these opportunities.

Reviewing Macmillan’s information

We know that the people who use our information are the real experts. That’s why we always involve them in our work. If you’ve been affected by cancer, you can have the chance to comment on our information.

You can do this from home whenever you like, and we don’t ask for any special skills – just a cancer experience of some kind and an interest in our cancer information. We will either send you questions or you can answer them online. And we support you with a range of services including an Introduction to Reviewing pack, an online training package, a monthly newsletter and a Facebook page where you can see the latest opportunities and chat with other reviewers.

To learn more about reviewing Macmillan’s information please email us.

Reviewing books

Our online directory includes books about cancer. The books cover a range of subjects – cancer in general, specific cancer types, living with cancer (including cookery books), end of life and bereavement – and come in different formats, such as diaries, graphic novels, children’s books, fiction, and poetry.

We review books to help us decide if they are going to be useful for people affected by cancer. The reviews also help us advise our cancer information centres and public libraries about the best cancer books to stock.

We are always looking for people to review books for us. If you would like to become a book reviewer, please contact Sue Hawkins.

People with different needs

Do you have cancer and different needs? This could be a vision or hearing impairment, English as a second language or learning difficulties. If so, we’d love you to tell us what you think about our range of information in different formats.

Email your feedback to us.

Could you share your cancer story?

We include lots of real people’s stories on our website and in our printed information. This includes people living with cancer, their families and friends. And we include people at all different stages of their cancer journey. We are always looking for new people to share their stories and are keen to show a mix of people with different backgrounds.

If you let us turn your story into a case study, we will interview you about your story and you may take part in a photo shoot or video.

Please email us if you'd like to share your cancer story

Send us your feedback

If you have any feedback for us about our information – good or bad – we want to know! This could be about the topic, style, tone, format, use of photos etc. We can’t promise we can always make changes, but we will consider your feedback when we next revise that piece of information.

Please send us your feedback

Back to Understanding

What is cancer?

There are more than 200 different types of cancer. Each type has its own name and treatment.

Cancer and cell types

Cancers are grouped into types. Types of cancer often behave and respond to treatments in different ways.

How is cancer treated?

There are many types of cancer treatment. Depending on the cancer type, you may have one treatment or a combination.

Why do cancers come back?

Sometimes, tiny cancer cells are left behind after cancer treatment. These can divide and grow to form a cancer.