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The Bupa cancer promise

If you have any questions about cancer, need support or just someone to talk to, call the Macmillan helpline on

0808 808 00 00 ^

Or visit
Monday to Friday 9am to 8pm
^Calls may be recorded and monitored.

I know someone with cancer

Created with the advice of cancer specialists and families affected by cancer, this set of four illustrated booklets may help explain cancer to children aged seven to 11, clearly and sensitively.

The booklets are full of advice and information – from ideas for dealing with feelings to simple explanations about what cancer is and the different types of treatments. They include contributions from children who have been in a similar situation, aiming to help reassure young readers that they are not alone.


Click on the links below to read or download any of the booklets in the series. They may be looked at by you together, read by a child independently or used as a guide for discussion, depending on the age of the child and your particular situation.

What does it mean?

Visiting hospital

Life at home

Activity book

Cancer advice and support

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