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Macmillan's services for people living with cancer and their carers, families and friends

As a nurse, you know cancer doesn't just affect the people you support physically. It can affect everything - their relationships, finance and work. Macmillan can help give them the support they need to feel more in control of their lives - from the moment they're diagnosed, through treatment and beyond.

Our services and their reach:

In 2016 we helped over 1.4 million people affected by cancer in the UK with personal support through our face-to-face and phone services.

    This 1.4 million includes:
  • 1.1 million people with a cancer diagnosis
  • 0.1 million carers of people with cancer
  • 0.2 million other people affected by cancer (including family, friends, colleagues, and worried well)
  • We reached an estimated 5.1 million people through the ‘source of support’ sections of our website.
  • We secured a total of £227.8 million in benefits and grants for people affected by cancer.
  • 69% of people used more than one Macmillan service.