Caring for someone with cancer

The information in this section offers practical steps if you are caring for someone with cancer that has just been diagnosed, or is in its early stages. 

Visit Caring for someone with advanced cancer if this is more relevant to your situation.

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This information was last reviewed in September 2017
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We can offer support online, over the phone and in person. We can also link you to our practical support services and provide information on a wide range of cancer-related topics.

Cancer information

What is cancer?
How cancer starts and spreads

Caring for someone with advanced cancer
Discussing wishes and coping with grief

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Guides and fact sheets for people with cancer, their families and friends