Financial support and cancer

You might earn less when having cancer. But there are government benefits that you might qualify for if you have cancer or care for someone with cancer. There are people who can advise you about your financial situation and help you apply for benefits.

Money matters

Cancer might affect your personal finances, such as your mortgage, pension, credit cards and insurance. A financial adviser can offer advice. 

What you can do to help yourself

Understanding your illness and treatment can help you to cope with cancer. There are also practical things that you can do.

Support at home for you and your family

Find out about the help and support available for you and your family when you have cancer.

Who can help?

When you have cancer we understand there is a lot to deal with. You might need emotional, spiritual, practical or financial support. There are people, organisations and benefits that can help.

Travelling with cancer

Travelling when you have cancer or treatment might need some extra planning. Find out how cancer can affect travelling in the UK and abroad and get plenty of tips to make it easier.

Cancer treatment for overseas visitors

Overseas visitors can find out about getting cancer treatment in the UK. 

The Disability Discrimination Act, Equality Act and cancer

People with cancer in the UK are protected from discrimination by the Disability Discrimination Act and the Equality Act.


Getting a wheelchair

There are several ways you can get a wheelchair for someone who needs one. You can borrow one free from the NHS, hire one or buy your own wheelchair.

Last reviewed: 
17 Dec 2019