Caring for someone with cancer

If you are looking after someone with cancer, Macmillans online community carers group is here for you. We recently spoke to our carers about their experiences, and you can read their stories below.

Natasha's story

Natasha shares her story of caring for her husband, Dom, after he was diagnosed with oesophageal cancer.

Dreamthief's story

Dreamthief, a Community Champion, talks about caring for his wife after she was diagnosed with breast cancer.

Alan's story

Alan, a writer and lawyer from Yorkshire, tells us about caring for his mother after she was diagnosed with lung cancer.

Lisa on being a carer

Looking after someone with cancer If you are looking after a loved one with cancer, Macmillan is here for you. You may feel like you're just doing your bit, but the help you provide is so important. We understand how this can sometimes affect you physically, emotionally and financially. You're likely to need support too and we are here to help.

You can also contact your local Tameside and Glossop Macmillan Information & Support team at Tameside hospital on 0161 922 5644 or by email if you would like to find out more about the support available to carers in our area or just would like a chat. We are here to listen and to help.

Tameside and Glossop

Macmillan information and support service

Tameside Macmillan Unit

Tameside Hospital, Fountain Street

Ashton-under-Lyne OL6 9RW


Call 0161 922 5640

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