Information & Advice
How your support enables Macmillan to change lives
When you're diagnosed with cancer, having the right information can mean the difference between feeling positive and in control and things falling apart. Macmillan can help by providing you with reliable, high-quality and up-to-date information on cancer types and treatments, what to expect and how to live with the condition.
Information can be found online at Macmillan.org.uk . It's easy to look round and there's a wealth of information available.
They're also there just to listen and chat, to support you and help you have more good days than bad.
Macmillan's health and social care professionals include doctors, nurses, social care workers and benefits advisers. They are specialists in their areas of cancer care and provide vital support right from the moment someone suspects they have cancer.
"My wife's Macmillan nurse genuinely made me feel that no time was the wrong time with her, that no question was the wrong question."
– Patrick, Derbyshire, UK
No one knows more about the impact cancer has on a person's life than those who have been affected by the illness themselves. That's why Macmillan helps to bring people affected by cancer together, in person and online.
There are hundreds of groups across the UK that meet so people can share their experiences, ask questions and get support.
You can also talk online to other people living outside the UK affected by cancer in the Macmillan online community . There you'll find hundreds of conversations covering everything from breast reconstruction, to prostate cancer treatments, to coping with the loss of a family member.
"When cancer affects your family, it's hard to think straight or concentrate. I felt like my life was falling apart. But knowing Macmillan was there to help in so many ways was great."
– Michelle, Northamptonshire, UK
Macmillan understands that it can be difficult to feel in control when you have cancer or you care for someone with the illness. You may feel unwell or exhausted and your confidence may be low. It can be hard to find the time to get the right support.
Macmillan has worked closely with people affected by cancer to develop its acclaimed booklets, online courses and free face-to-face training. They can help you manage symptoms such as breathlessness, or help you develop skills like relaxation techniques. Simply, they can help you improve your quality of life and feel more confident about the future.
Just visit Macmillan online to find out more.
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