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Support for patients

How we can help

If you are living with a life-limiting illness and have been told that you may not get better - Marie Curie Cancer Care can help you.

Whether you want to find out about our services or take a look at our short film guides designed to help you achieve the best quality of life, this website can help you find the information you need.

Find out how we can help you

Talk to your doctor

  • If you think you might have cancer or another serious illness it is important that you talk to your GP about how you think your health has changed. For more advice, please read our guide on how to prepare for an appointment, which you can download at the bottom of this page.
  • If you've been diagnosed with cancer or another life limiting illness and want further information or don’t understand your diagnosis it is important that you speak to your doctor and ask them to explain again. Other organisations that can offer information or support include Macmillan Cancer Support and NHS choices.

Preparing for your appointment

Talking to your GP can be very daunting especially if you are concerned about your health. The checklist in this guide may help you prepare.
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Preparing for your appointment
Preparing for your appointment
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Planning ahead

Key issues to consider if you have a life-limiting illness.

Things to consider
Living with illness

Guidance for people living with life-limiting illnesses.

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