Financial support

You might earn less when having cancer because you have to work fewer hours or stop working. You might also have extra expenses, such as heating costs. Benefits and grants, as well as financial advisors, are available to help you cope.

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, Equality Act and cancer

People with cancer in the UK are protected from discrimination by the Disability Discrimination Act and the Equality Act.


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: 
17 Dec 2019

Information and help

Coronavirus and cancer

We know it’s a worrying time for people with cancer, we have information to help.

Read our information about coronavirus and cancer