Cancer information and support

Answer four quick questions to get specially selected cancer information and advice. Physical support. We can explain treatment options, help with side effects and give you the support you need to eat healthily and keep active. Emotional support. We understand that cancer can throw a lot your way.

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Cancer diagnosis

Complete the short form below and we’ll send you regular tailored emails to support you through your diagnosis and beyond, covering topics like: All you need to provide is your name, cancer type and email address. You can unsubscribe at any time. To provide you with relevant information by email

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Do I have cancer

But if you have any new symptoms that do not go away, it is important to tell your GP. If your GP wants to find out more, they may arrange different tests or scans. Sometimes, cancer is found through cancer screening. In the UK, cancer screening is offered for: cervical cancer. breast cancer.

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Heart health and cancer

Cancer and cancer treatment can cause problems that may make keeping to a healthy weight more complicated. We have more information about healthy eating and managing your weight . If you want and need to lose weight, the British Heart Foundation has more information.

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Get the support you need

Cancer can be tough on your finances. Our financial guides offer personalised support and guidance to help you deal with money worries. They can also explain financial products, so you can best manage your money. If you need information on benefits and financial support, our welfare rights advisers will make sure you’re not missing out on anything you may be entitled to.

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Dacarbazine (chemotherapy drug)

Cancer and some cancer treatments can increase the risk of a blood clot. Symptoms of a blood clot include: throbbing pain, redness or swelling in a leg or arm; suddenly feeling breathless or coughing; sharp chest pain, which may be worse when you cough or take a deep breath.

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Cancer as a long-term condition: Practice nurse pilot

cancer, with increasing numbers of people living with and beyond cancer. As a result, cancer is increasingly being conceived as a long-term condition with new and alternative approaches being considered for patient follow-up. Background Its overall aim was to enhance the knowledge, skills, attitudes and confidence of participating

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The Forgotten 'C'

UK cancer care services are slowly recovering from the devastating blow caused by coronavirus. But the pandemic has laid bare and worsened the chronic short staffing strain of many years on the cancer nurses. We’re campaigning for Governments across the UK to invest in enough specialist cancer

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Macmillan Cancer Rehabilitation Pathways

of their cancer. It is acknowledged that healthcare professionals, including both registered and unregistered staff including support workers, may also contribute to the rehabilitation of people affected by cancer. About rehabilitation Rehabilitation is a central element of cancer care and a key theme of the Cancer Taskforce recommendations.

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Chemotherapy [PDF, 5.26MB]

Cancer Research UK A charity that is researching treatments for cancer. Its website has lots of information about cancer. Phone: 0808 800 4040 Web: Macmillan Cancer Support A charity that helps people who have cancer. They give practical, medical and financial support. They try to make cancer care in the UK better.

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Service Improvement Tools for Cancer Rehabilitation

In 2016 the Transforming Cancer Services Team (TCST) undertook a scoping project to better understand cancer rehabilitation services in London. Recommendations around the need for comprehensive commissioning guidance included a suite of resources to support commissioning, one of which is a cancer rehabilitation benchmarking/service improvement

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people wItH CAncer

by cancer where specific data are not available or where the information applies to all groups of people with cancer. The Rich Picture is intended to be accessible to both clinical and non-clinical cancer support staff. Therefore the language and facts included are intended to cater for …

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Lymphoblastic lymphoma (LL)

Lymphoblastic lymphoma (LL) is a rare type of fast-growing non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL).LL develops when white blood cells called lymphocytes become abnormal (cancerous). Lymphocytes normally help fight infection. LL can develop from both B-cell and T-cell lymphocytes.

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Cancer staging and grading

N describes whether the cancer has spread to the lymph nodes. The number can be between 0 and 3. 0 means there are no cancer cells in the lymph nodes. 3 means more lymph nodes are affected by cancer. M describes whether the cancer has spread to another part of the body (known as metastatic or secondary cancer).

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Bowel cancer (including rectal cancer and colon cancer

Bowel cancer screening is a way of finding bowel cancer at an early stage before it causes symptoms. If you have a family history of bowel cancer, you may need to have bowel screening at an earlier age.

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The ForgoTten 'C'

simply, cancer doesn’t stop for Covid-19 and neither can our health services. Our analysis shows that even with significant extra resource (over and above pre-pandemic levels), it will take 20 months to clear the backlog in cancer diagnosis. We – and many thousands of people with cancer – …

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About this ‘Rich Picture’

“The Cancer Guide”, suitable for everyone affected by cancer. This title is available in hard-copy by calling our Macmillan Support Line free on . 0808 808 00 00 (Monday to Friday, 9am–8pm), or by ordering online at . A wealth of other resources are also available, all produced by Macmillan Cancer Support and

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Skin cancer booklet

A booklet explaining skin cancer, covering the causes and symptoms, diagnosis, staging and grading, treatments and clinical trials. It also talks about emotional, practical and financial issues.

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Signs and symptoms of lung cancer

The symptoms of lung cancer may include: a cough or hoarse voice for 3 weeks or more. a change in a cough you have had for a long time. a chest infection that does not get better, or repeated chest infections. feeling breathless and wheezy for no reason. coughing up blood. chest pain or shoulder pain that does not get better.

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Living with cancer series

cancer last much longer than this, others may be shorter. Sometimes a drug is given continuously into the vein by a small portable pump over the course of a few months. This is known as a continuous infusion. Some chemotherapy treatments are . Work and cancer. Work and cancer.

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Cancer treatment

Surgery is when a surgeon removes all or part of the cancer. It can be used to treat many types of cancer. Immunotherapy treatments use the immune system to find and attack cancer cells. Stem cell and bone marrow transplants Stem cell and bone marrow transplants are …

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Diabetes and cancer

Type 2 diabetes and some types of cancer have some similar risk factors. For example, being overweight means there is a higher risk of developing diabetes and cancer of the gullet (oesophagus), bowel, breast, womb and kidney.Both diabetes and cancer are also more common in people as they get older.

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A practical guide to understanding cancer

Bladder cancer isn’t infectious and can’t be passed on to other people. 12 Understanding non-invasive bladder cancer Types of bladder cancer Urothelial bladder cancer This is the most common type of bladder cancer. It is also called transitional cell carcinoma or TCC. It starts in cells

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Supporting someone with cancer during coronavirus

The Macmillan Support Line offers confidential support to people living with cancer and their loved ones. If you need to talk, we'll listen. 0808 808 00 00. 7 days a week, 8am - 8pm. Email us. Get in touch via this form. Chat online. 7 days a week, 8am - 8pm. Online Community.

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ICE chemotherapy

Cancer and some cancer treatments can increase the risk of a blood clot. Symptoms of a blood clot include: throbbing pain, redness or swelling in a leg or arm; suddenly feeling breathless or coughing; sharp chest pain, which may be worse when you cough or take a deep breath.

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Healthy eating and cancer

cancer • heart disease • stroke • diabetes. If you have already had cancer, a healthy diet can help reduce the risk of a new cancer. A healthy diet will also: • help you keep to a healthy weight • make you stronger • give you more energy • help you feel better. Being overweight increases the risk of …

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Planning for your trip checklist Travel and cancer

For example, you could do this for the name of the cancer or treatment. You could use a foreign language dictionary, a translation app or the free online translation service at It is important to be certain that the translation of medical terms is correct.

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APPG on Cancer Cancer Inequalities Report

The All Party Parliamentary Group on Cancer (APPGC) was founded in 1998. The Group brings together MPs and Peers from across the political spectrum to campaign together to improve cancer services, to maintain a high profile in Parliament for cancer reform and to debate key issues affecting cancer patients and their families and carers.

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TAC chemotherapy (chemo drug for treating breast cancer

Cancer and some cancer treatments can increase the risk of a blood clot. Symptoms of a blood clot include: throbbing pain, redness or swelling in a leg or arm; suddenly feeling breathless or coughing; sharp chest pain, which may be worse when you cough or take a deep breath.

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Treatment of anaplastic thyroid cancer

The treatment for anaplastic thyroid cancer will depend on the stage of the cancer and your general health.. Possible treatments include: radiotherapy; chemotherapy; surgery; targeted therapies and immunotherapies. For many people, anaplastic thyroid cancer has already spread when it is diagnosed. In this case, treatment aims to try and slow the growth of the cancer.

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BEAM chemotherapy

BEAM is a high-dose chemotherapy treatment. It is given before a stem cell transplant. Treatment with high-dose chemotherapy destroys cancer cells in your bone marrow. You will then be given back your own stem cells as a drip into a vein. Stem cells are the earliest stage of blood cells. These stem cells will go into your bone marrow and begin

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Radiotherapy for advanced prostate cancer

Cancer cells absorb radioisotopes more than normal cells do. This means they get a higher dose of radiation to destroy them. All the bones affected by cancer will be treated. So, it can be very helpful if the cancer is in different areas of bone.

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