Across the UK, our specialist professionals and nurses are caring for, talking to and supporting the one in three people in the UK who are diagnosed with cancer – and their families. Most people know us best for our nurses – and with more than three thousand of them across the UK, it’s no wonder. But did you know we also have lots of other specialists in our team, including benefits advisers and support line workers? Not to mention our doctors, radiographers, physiotherapists, dieticians, language therapists and psychologists. And they’re all changing the lives of people with cancer, day in, day out. Thanks to you, our team can be there right from the moment of diagnosis.
Our self-help groups bring people together every day.
After a cancer diagnosis, we encourage people to get together – either in groups or online – to share their experiences. Thanks to the generosity of people like you, we are able to support more than 800 self-help and support groups across the UK – changing the lives of people who just need to talk to someone in their shoes. We also have an active online community where people affected by cancer can connect with others who’ve had similar experiences. Users can set up a profile, use the chatrooms, start a blog and much more at community.macmillan.org.uk