This is the most worrying time in recent history to get a cancer diagnosis.

At Macmillan Cancer Support, people are calling us every day to tell us about their heightened anxiety, loneliness and distress.

Open every day on 0808 808 00 00, our Support Line has specially trained nurses, counsellors and financial support advisors to help anyone affected by, or worried about, cancer.

They can provide comprehensive information and advice, as well as emotional support, to help people with cancer cope with the additional strain of the coronavirus pandemic.

Healthcare professionals are doing everything they can to make hospitals a safe environment, so it’s really important people with cancer who have been invited for tests or treatment do attend.

GPs are open if you are worried about possible cancer symptoms, and screening and other vital tests have resumed in a Covid-safe way. The NHS is still here for you.

As well as our Support Line, comprehensive cancer information and support is also available at and our online community provides invaluable emotional and peer support.

We are doing whatever it takes to make sure our vital support continues to be available.

Christopher Scally

Macmillan Cancer Support