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Like you, our aim is to support people from the point of cancer diagnosis, throughout their treatment and increasingly, on the way back to health.

Take advantage of the free services we offer for people affected by cancer, their friends, family and carers and sign up to receive a regular e-newsletter for healthcare professionals.

In focus

40 years of Macmillan Professionals


August 2015 marked the 40th anniversary of the very first Macmillan cancer care centre. It’s also 40 years since the first Macmillan nurse was appointed.

Since then, we’ve also gone on to fund physiotherapists, dieticians and social workers, to name but a few. Macmillan professionals help in a variety of ways, such as by supporting people at diagnosis, helping them manage the side effects of treatment and letting them know about other Macmillan services, like Macmillan Grants.

"I’m proud to be a Macmillan professional. To support patients with cancer everyday is a real privilege.”
Karen, Macmillan Lung Cancer Clinical Nurse Specialist

    The number of people affected by cancer who were supported by Macmillan professionals in 2014 was:
  • 555,000 by Macmillan nurses
  • 275,000 by Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Services staff
  • 66,000 by Boots Macmillan Information Pharmacists and Boots Macmillan Beauty Advisors
  • 28,000 by Macmillan Social Workers and Family Support Workers

“Being a Macmillan professional is very rewarding because of the people that I help. Without the help that we give them they wouldn’t know how to claim the benefits that they are entitled to.”
Karen, Macmillan H&N Welfare Rights Advisor

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Macmillan OPERA risk assessment

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: OPERA risk assessment tool


It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so you may find more people coming to you with concerns about their inherited risk of breast cancer.

Celebrating 40 Years

40 years of Macmillan Professionals


August 2015 marked the 40th anniversary of the very first Macmillan cancer care centre.

Macmillan Tom

Help us bring smiles with Tom’s Gift


We need your help in prompting and promoting applications for this wonderful initiative which sends a package of gifts to children requiring treatment for a brain, central nervous system or intracranial tumour.

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New Resources

The following resources are now available to ordered from be.Macmillan:


Cancer Drugs Fund

This leaflet explains what the Cancer Drugs Fund is and answers questions people affected by cancer may have about it. It explains how to apply to the fund and what to do if the drug you want isn't on the approved list. Order Now


Understanding Chemotherapy

This booklet explains how chemotherapy works and how it’s given. It also includes information about common side effects, how they can be treated and what you can do to manage them. Order Now


Understanding Head and Neck Cancers

This booklet is about head and neck cancers which include cancers of the mouth and the throat, as well as rarer cancers of the nose, sinuses, salivary glands and middle ear. Order Now


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Macmillan alumni

Official launch of the Macmillan Alumni


Last month, 70 former Macmillan professionals and staff came together at an exclusive event in Manchester to mark the official launch of the Macmillan Alumni.

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