Supporting my wife

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My Wife's daughter has leukemia.

I will do everything I can to be strong and keep her spirits as high as possible but if there is any above I could from an expert I would be so grateful.

  • Dear  ,

    Thank you for getting in touch. I'm sorry to hear that your wife’s daughter has been diagnosed with leukaemia. It is understandable that you will want to support your wife at this time so I’m glad you know we are here at Macmillan and that you have reached out to us today.

    To allow us best to support you, I wonder if you’d like to get in touch with us to provide a bit more information about the situation and what support you feel your wife may benefit from at the moment please? Depending on the age of your wife’s daughter there may be different support options available so we’d like to ensure we are offering you the most appropriate information at this time.

    In the meantime, please find below some booklets which I hope may help your conversations at the moment:

    Talking  about  cancer

    Cancer and  relationships

    Please know that we are here at Macmillan Cancer Support to help in so many ways  . We offer emotional support to anyone affected by cancer so please do let your wife and her daughter know this in case they would like to reach out to us directly too. We also have a money and work service who specialise in many areas including financial queries like benefit entitlements, wills, insurances and rights at work. In addition, we have a team of cancer information nurse specialists who are able to help with any medical queries you may have relating to your wife's daughter's illness. And as well as being here on the online community, we  also have our live web chat service and our freephone  number 0808 808 0000 which are available  7 days a week,  8am-8pm as well as local information and support centres which you can find via our In your Area search.

    I really hope this information helps and we look forward to speaking with you soon .

    Take care,

    Marie S - Macmillan

    Cancer Information and Support Adviser

    Remember you can also speak with the Macmillan Support Line team of experts. Phone free on 0808 808 00 00 (7 days a week, 8am-8pm) or by email.