Support for cancer patients

There are many resources and support services available to help you with cancer. On this page, we will provide you with information on where to find the right support and guidance you need during this difficult time.

With access to local and national cancer support charities and services, our advanced search and filtering options allow you to create a bespoke search. This ranges from help with finance and benefits, transport to and from hospital appointments, complimentary therapies to free gifts and experiences. We believe that sharing our struggles can help others feel less alone, so we can help your find Stories & Experiences from members of our community with hints and tips that helped along the way.

Support for cancer patients

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Whether you have or have had cancer, we can help you find Support Services based on your individual needs, for example your location, cancer type and type of support.

Maggie's

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Maggie's provides free cancer support and information in centers across the UK and online. Our professionals offer support for anything from treatment side effects to money worries, available without appointment or referral.

Macmillan Cancer Support

Move More Edinburgh

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Move More Edinburgh is a programme to help people affected by cancer to get moving.

Working with Cancer

community interest company

Coaching, advice and support for those affected by cancer, including partners. Employers can receive training, consultancy, and support for cancer survivors and working carers. Health professionals can access training workshops.

Something To Look Forward To

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'Something To Look Forward To' enhances the lives of cancer patients and their families by providing gifts and experiences, easing financial burdens, and promoting overall well-being

Beach Wheelchairs North Berwick

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Beach Wheelchairs North Berwick provides beach wheelchairs for hire in East Lothian, Scotland, with a fixed outdoor hoist available on site. Five different wheelchairs are available, and booking can be done in advance via phone, email or Facebook. Users must have someone of good health and fitness to push manual wheelchairs.

Macmillan Cancer Support

Macmillan Cancer Support - Free Specialist Counselling

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Through Bupa, Macmillan are offering up to six counselling sessions, free for people struggling emotionally because of cancer.

Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation Ltd

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The Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation supports anyone affected by lung cancer in the UK. They offer help, support, and information, and aim to raise awareness and challenge misconceptions about the disease. Services include Ask the Nurse, support groups, information days, and more.

Ayrshire Cancer Support

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Ayrshire Cancer Support is a charity that provides practical and emotional support to those affected by cancer, offering various services including transport, counselling, support groups, complementary therapies, and information services. We also provide help with money worries and have services tailored for children and young people.

Stories & Experiences for cancer patients

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10 things to pack in your chemo bag

Jen Hardy

Jen was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer in 2017

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Love yourself and find your tribe

Rachel Hanley

Rachel had primary cancer in 2011 and secondary cancer from 2017

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Hidden Disabilities - what helps me when I go out

Jen Hardy

Jen was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer in 2017

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Ian J's Story - A diagnosis of prostate cancer

Ian Jack

Ian is living with prostate cancer

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Top ten tips for travelling/flying with cancer

Nicky Newman

Nicky was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer in 2018 after noticing a lump in her breast during IVF treatment.

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Rachel shares her hints and tips on how to prepare to meet with your oncologist

Rachel

Rachel lives with secondary breast cancer

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