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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

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Monday to Friday 9am to 8pm

I know someone with cancer

Created with the advice of cancer specialists and families affected by cancer, this set of four illustrated booklets will help explain cancer to children aged seven to eleven, 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're not alone.


Click on the links below to read or download any of the booklets in the series. You can read these with your children and discuss things with them, depending on their age and your particular situation.

What does it mean?

Visiting hospital

Life at home

Activity book

Cancer advice and support

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