Macmillan Cancer Support prides itself on providing support from the moment someone is diagnosed, through to treatment and beyond. A cancer diagnosis can affect everything in your life: emotionally, mentally physically and financially. Macmillan Cancer Support aim is to provide support and guidance from experts in all areas of life effected by cancer.
Understanding - With over 200 different types of cancer all with different names and treatments it is understandable cancer is complex. Macmillan Cancer Support website provides a easy to understand and comprehensive overview of understanding cancer. Click here
Diagnosing - Understanding what tests and scans you or your loved one may have to have is a daunting prospect. Find out why your doctor may wish to order a test or scan and what this entails. Click here
Organising - Macmillan provides detailed information on practical issues such as work and finances and what financial support is available to you and your family. Click here
Treating - Information on the different cancer treatments from surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy and beyond and what is the right option for you. Click here
Coping - Having cancer can be very hard to cope with. There is no right or wrong way to feel. Macmillan provide excellent support and advice on some of the most emotional and challenging aspects of having cancer. Click here
Resources - There is a huge resource section on the Macmillan website which provides up-to-date information on the latest research and treatments through to stories of people who have experienced cancer from their own personal perspective. Click here
Need to talk? - Being able to talk someone when times are challenging and scary. Macmillan offer a free helpline from Monday to Friday 9am - 8pm. Tel: 0808 808 00 00
Local Support Groups - Being with people who understand what you are going through can be comforting at a time when you might feel the most isolated. There are a number of local support groups which are supported by Macmillan. Look for one in your local area, click here
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