Make the most of our resources for you and your patients
You might already know about Macmillan’s excellent palliative care services. But did you know that we offer much more besides?
We support people with cancer from diagnosis, through treatment, and increasingly on the way back to health. Our wider team of trained specialists can help with so many things – questions, emotions, money worries, or practical issues like travel insurance or returning to work.
This week's focus
Do you or your patients look after someone with cancer?
This edited cut of Macmillan’s award winning film helps people looking after someone with cancer identify themselves as a carer and access the support that’s available.
Half of the 1.1 million people looking after someone with cancer in the UK wouldn’t describe themselves as carers.
Macmillan projects and resources
Many carers don’t realise there is support available to help them in their role. So as one of the people they may turn to, you’re vital in helping us to identify and support them.
Cancer patients in England are 33% less likely to be alive five to ten years after diagnosis if they are from the most deprived areas than the least1, according to new research by Macmillan Cancer Support and the National Cancer Intelligence Network (NCIN).
Macmillan’s informative and interactive resources can help people understand and manage their cancer risk
While only 5–10% of cancers are thought to be linked to inherited genes, a cancer diagnosis in the family often prompts people to worry about their own risk. So do celebrity stories – after Angelina Jolie announced she carries the breast cancer gene, Macmillan’s online self-assessment tool for breast and ovarian cancer (see below) was visited 1,140% more than usual.