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What we do

Macmillan Cancer Support is here to do whatever it takes to support people living with cancer.

How we help people

Our strategy

Why we exist

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We raise money to provide vital cancer services, research and campaign to achieve better cancer care, and support the cancer workforce. Read an overview of what we do as a charity and why we exist.

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How we helped people living with cancer in 2021

A few key highlights from our 2021 report.

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2.4 million

In 2021, our services reached 2.4 million people affected by cancer.

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Almost 103,000 people supported through the Macmillan Support Line.

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44,000 assessments

The number of Electronic Holistic Needs Assessments carried out to give people the personalised care and support they need.

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£227.5 million

Our supporters and fundraisers raised a tremendous £227.5 million.