Macmillan cancer resources
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Did you know that most of the people we help today come to us for support that's not about palliative care? From money worries to emotional support, we are there for people before a cancer diagnosis, during treatment and on the way back to health.
Explore this page full of information about Macmillan resources for people affected by cancer and useful tools for professionals supporting them.
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.
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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.
Macmillan has revised the Talking to children and teenagers when an adult has cancer guide. In addition to the outstanding support you provide to families affected by cancer, you can give them this guide to take away and read in their own time.
Planning ahead is important, regardless of whether someone has an illness or not, in case they ever become unable to make choices for themselves.