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When someone you know has been diagnosed with cancer, whether it's a loved one, a close family member, friend or colleague, it can be hard to know what to do or say. This page is for anyone who knows a cancer patient. Packed with information and growing all the time. If there is something you think should be here and isn't please contact us so that we can make this as comprehensive as possible.

Start With Your Own Feelings First

When you first hear about the diagnosis you may feel awkward and it is common for people in your situation to be afraid to approach the person with cancer. This is normal and can be overcome easily. The most important thing is not to avoid them. This is when they may need you the most and it's quite hurtful when people disappear because of their diagnosis. We have many resources to help you show your support in a thoughtful and respectful way.

Resources To Help Show Support

Cancer Gifts To Show SupportFree Cancer Empathy CardsThree Days Of Tips To Help You Help Your Friend With CancerInformation Sheets For Friends And Family With Cancer

What You Can Do For Someone With A Cancer Diagnosis

You can make a big difference in their lives right now by offering practical and or emotional support. Just to be there to hear what they are going through without judgment can make the person feel supported and there are many practical things you can offer to do or buy that can help. 

Below you will find articles to help you specifically, from what to say to a person with cancer, to advice on practical things you can do for the cancer patient, the person's spouse/partner, and immediate family.  We discuss how you can give practical support when your friend goes through cancer treatment and best practices for buying gifts.  All written by people who have had experience with cancer.

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What Is Chemotherapy And Why Is It Given To People With Cancer?

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Helping Kids With Cancer Tolerate Treatment, Recover And Thrive

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Buying Gifts For Cancer Patients In Ireland

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Buying Gifts For Cancer Patients In The UK

Find Out How To Buy The Perfect Gift For Cancer Patients In The UK. Therapy Safe, Same Say Dispatch.

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How To Help Someone Who Is Bedbound / Bedridden

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What To Say To Someone Who Has Cancer (And What Not To Say)

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How To Help Someone Going Through Radiotherapy

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Explaining End Of Life Care From A Cancer Doctor’s Perspective

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Worst Gifts For Cancer Patients

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68 Best Gifts For Chemo Patients

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Five Lessons I Learnt Caring For Someone With Cancer-Plus A Daily Tonic

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Inspirational Cancer Quotes And Cancer Memes

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How To Support Someone Going Through Chemo: Easy Tips to Show You Care

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Beware And Be Aware – Cancer Is Not Warfare

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Valentines Day And Your Cancer: Spending Time With The One You Love

On Valentine’s Day, a day of love, we traditionally show our partner how much they mean to us and spoil them.  But sometimes it's not easy.  We suggest that, if you can this year include those who have helped you through your cancer experience and look after you on the day that is all about […]

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34 Best Ways to Help Someone Before, During and After a Mastectomy

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Gifts For Female Cancer Patients: Hugs, Gifts And A Lot More Discussed.

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What Are Good Hospital Bag Essentials For A Cancer Patient?

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CANCER! what do you think of when YOU see that word?

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How To Choose Thoughtful Gifts For Cancer Patients

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"Stop Telling Me To Be Brave" Campaign To Support People With Cancer

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A New Cancer Support Forum For The Cancer Community On Facebook

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Understanding Other Ways You Can Help

Apart from directly helping people with cancer, their family members and loved ones, you could also become aware of the support groups and freebies that are available, as well as staying up to date with their treatments. By reading other personal cancer stories you could also become more attuned to the person's experience.  We provide these for you to become more aware of what your friend with cancer may be going through and what is available to them, however, we always suggest not to provide any unsolicited advice.  It's best to take your friend's lead and you could see what helpful things they suggest they may need.

You can be sure that they have had plenty already and are grappling with all the cancer information they have already been given.  This is an emotionally tiring time and more than anything they need your support, a listening ear and practical help.

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