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Support and Advice for People with Cancer

If you or someone you know has cancer, there are places you can go to, and people you can turn to, who will give you support and advice.

If you are a patient, you may have been assigned a clinical nurse specialist (CNS) who will be involved in co-ordinating your care. You will be given their contact details so that you can get in touch with the CNS at any point during your treatment to ask for advice about your care.

Check the Borders, Dumfries and Galloway, Fife and Lothian pages (Lothian Support Centres and Lothian Support Groups) to find out about support groups and services in your local area.

Macmillan Cancer Support Helpline - Macmillan's team of experts can answer any questions you have, offer support, or simply listen if you want to chat. Call free on 0808 808 0000 (Monday to Friday, 9am-8pm).

On other pages in this section you will find advice about:

- money matters

- nursing support at home

- emotional support 

- talking about cancer

- hair loss 

- support for families and carers