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​We take the time to understand you as a person, so that we can provide the support, tools and inspiration you need to find your best way through. We do it like this because we understand everyone's cancer journey is unique.

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​We are millions of supporters, professionals, volunteers and campaigners. Together we make sure you’re treated like a person – not just a patient – and get the support you need to live life as fully as you can.

Whatever cancer throws your way, we're right there with you

We provide physical, financial and emotional support to help you live life as fully as you can.

GARY'S STORY

Even if you have a very supportive and loving family, you still have to face cancer alone in many ways. During the day, you can distract yourself, but at half-three in the morning, when you can’t switch off, thoughts of what’s going to happen come back with a vengeance. At times like that, there are an awful lot of feelings of isolation and loneliness.

With one diagnosis coming on top of the other, it was very hard to deal with it. I thought there was something wrong, but it was still a terrible shock.
The second diagnosis hit me very hard because I thought, ‘How unlucky am I?’ It’s bad enough being diagnosed with cancer once, let alone twice.

The consultant called me in, showed me the scan and said you have an abnormality in your kidney – it’s cancer. And I was nodding my head as if I was taking it all in, but I wasn’t. All I could hear was cancer, cancer, cancer. I held it together until I left the office and then the enormity of it hit me. It felt unreal. I’d just been told this devastating news and yet for everyone else, life still goes on. And I think that’s when I wanted to scream.

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