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Cancer Support - Local, National, Online & Phone Support

Macmillan Cancer Support local & national Support

You can contact your local Macmillan information and support service on

0161 922 5644 and by email

We are here to provide practical & emotional support to anyone affected by cancer. If you have any questions, if you’re unsure our service can help or, if you would like to discuss the service we offer we would welcome your contact

if you live outside of Tameside & Glossop you can find your nearest Macmillan information and support service by visiting Macmillan cancer support website to find help in your local area

Macmillan Cancer Support National Helpline

Macmillan Cancer Supports National helpline is available please call

0808 808 00 00 (open seven days a week 8am to 8pm).

The Macmillan Support Line can help with clinical, practical and financial


The Macmillan Support Line, staffed by trained experts, offers people with

cancer and their loved ones practical, clinical, financial and emotional support.

Cancer information and support

This team answers each call, provides emotional and practical support, or can just listen if you need to talk. They will help find the best support for you

Other ways to get in touch chat online or by email more information on

Deaf or hard of hearing Are you deaf or hard of hearing? To make a text relay call, dial 18001 followed by 0808 808 00 00, or download the Relay UK app (Google Play/App Store).

Translation service

If you prefer to speak to us in another language, interpreters are available. Just state, in English, the language you want to use when you call.

Most major charities have forums where patients, carers and those affected by cancer come together to offer support, advice and the chance to talk with clinical nurse specialists. We have listed some of the main ones below

Macmillan cancer support`s online community

If you or a loved one is dealing with cancer, Macmillan cancer Support`s Online Community is a place you can talk to others who understand what you are going through.

Many of our Community members say hearing from others who are going through similar experiences helps them feel less alone. This site is a safe space for you to be open about fears and emotions that might be difficult to discuss with family and friends.

Whatever you need to talk about there are others available to listen and support you. Find out more at

Online Networks and Forums Macmillan Cancer Support:

Macmillan online community

Cancer Research UK:


Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust

UK Cancer Charities on Social Media

If you want to find out about a specific cancer, refine your search on one of the above websites or use a search engine to search for the charity that supports your type of cancer, for example Prostate Cancer UK or breast cancer now

Follow the major cancer charities on their social media platforms to stay up to date with their latest news, support and advice:

Macmillan Cancer Support Facebook:

Macmillan Cancer Support Twitter:

Macmillan in the North West Facebook:

The Christie Facebook:

The Christie Twitter:

Cancer Research UK Facebook:

Cancer Research UK Twitter:

Marie Curie Facebook:

Marie Curie Twitter:

Stand Up To Cancer UK Facebook:

Stand Up To Cancer UK Twitter:

Bowel Cancer UK Facebook:

Bowel Cancer UK Twitter:

Breast Cancer Now Facebook:

Breast Cancer Now Twitter:

Prostate Cancer UK Facebook:

Prostate Cancer UK Twitter:

Roy Castle Lung Cancer Fdn Facebook:

Roy Castle Lung Cancer Fdn Twitter:

Blood Cancer UK Facebook:

Blood Cancer UK Twitter:

The Brain Tumour Charity Facebook:

The Brain Tumour Charity Twitter:

Sarcoma UK Facebook:

Sarcoma UK Twitter:

Charity support lines for people living with cancer

Blood Cancer UK | 0808 2080 888 •

The Brain Tumour Charity | 0808 800 0004 •

Brains Trust | 01983 292 405 •

Breast Cancer Now | 0808 800 6000 •

Cancer Research UK | 0808 800 4040 •

Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust | 0808 802 8000 •

Leukaemia Care | 08088 010 444 •

Lymphoma Action | 0808 808 5555 •

Macmillan | 0808 808 0000 •