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Cancer affects everyone. One in three of us will be diagnosed with the illness during our lifetimes and two million people are living with cancer in the UK today. As the population ages and treatments improve, this number will grow. People living with cancer not only need medical help, they and their families also need practical, emotional and financial support. Macmillan is here to improve the lives of everyone affected by cancer, no matter who they are, where they live within the UK or what kind of cancer they have. We are a source of support We help with everything that people with cancer, their carers and families need. We guide people through the system. We fund over 5,000 health and social care professionals, including specialist doctors and nurses. We provide practical support at home, from precious time off for a carer to a lift to hospital. We provide emotional support and free, high-quality cancer information through our 113 information centres, website and phone service. And when people need help to cope with the extra costs cancer can bring, we give benefits advice and grants for anything from heating bills to travel costs. We are a force for change People who live with cancer are experts by experience, so we work closely with them to improve cancer support. This could mean anything from getting a coffee machine installed in a waiting room to bringing about changes in health policy. Thanks to our campaigners, people with cancer are now entitled to free prescriptions in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and charges have been reduced in Scotland. Last but not least – we fight discrimination. This includes everything from challenging unfair travel costs and hospital car parking charges to helping people with cancer who are struggling to pay their fuel bills.
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Address

Unit 3 Silkwood Court

Wakefield

West Yorkshire

WF5 9TP

Phone

01924 232440

Organisation web address

http://www.macmillan.org.uk

Email

westyorksinfo@macmillan.org.uk

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