Financial support

Having cancer might mean you earn less because you have to work fewer hours or not work at all. You may also have extra costs. There are benefits and grants available.

Money matters

Cancer might affect your personal finances, such as your mortgage, pension, credit cards and insurance. Make sure you have the information you need.

What you can do

You can do practical things to help yourself cope with cancer. Understanding your illness and treatment can help. Many people join a support group.

Support at home for you and your family

Find out about the help and support available for you and your family when you have cancer.

Who can help

You might need emotional, spiritual, practical or financial support when you have cancer. These people, organisations and benefits can help.

Travelling with cancer

Travelling when you have cancer or treatment might need some extra planning. Find out how cancer can affect travelling in the UK and abroad and get plenty of tips to make it easier.

Cancer treatment for overseas visitors

Overseas visitors can find out about getting cancer treatment in the UK. 

The Disability Discrimination Act and cancer

Read about the Disability Discrimination Act (now called the Equality Act) and cancer. 

Getting a wheelchair

There are several ways you can get a wheelchair for someone who needs one. You can borrow one free from the NHS, hire one or buy your own wheelchair.

Last reviewed: 
09 Jul 2014

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