If you, a friend or family member are living with cancer and need help with care and support, day-to-day tasks or personal care, we can help.

We have a unique ‘person-first’ approach to cancer care, meaning we take the time to fully understand someone’s needs and situation, so we can provide appropriate support.

Types of cancer care and support

Compassionate care in the comfort and security of your own home or in one of our care homes.

Frequently asked questions

There are more than 200 types of cancer and we can classify cancers according to where they start in the body, such as breast cancer or lung cancer.

According to Cancer Research UK, breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK, accounting for 3 in 20 (15%) of all cases in females and males combined (2016-2018).

The next most common cancers in UK people are prostate (14%), lung (13%), and bowel (11%).

Though there are more than 200 types of cancer, just these four types – breast, prostate, lung and bowel – together account for more than half (53%) of all new cases in the UK (2016-2018).

There are many factors involved in developing cancer. Having a healthy lifestyle does not guarantee that you will not get cancer. But it reduces your risk and improves your general health. It also reduces your risk of other illnesses such as heart disease.

Macmillan is the UK’s leading cancer support charity. They can support you and your family through a dedicated helpline, online chat and friendly community portal.

All our care and support staff complete the nationally recognised care certificate. Specific client needs-led training is taught by internal and external trainers and/or healthcare professionals.

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