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Ask an Expert

Ask an Expert

Our experts below are here to help answer your questions. Check for which experts are available and click ‘ask a question’.
Ask an Expert and COVID-19

Due to the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) on our experts’ time we have closed our Ask an Expert service. We’re sorry for any inconvenience this may cause and we’re hoping to provide information in new ways shortly, so keep watching for that. The Community is still here to support you so why not take a look at our groups? The site is open 24/7, 7 days a week.

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Current featured chats
  • Ask about radiotherapy

    Do you have any questions about radiotherapy treatment? Ask our volunteer radiographer Kate and she'll aim to respond in 2 working days.

  • Ask an Information and Support Adviser

    Our Information and Support Advisers, Alex, Ruth and Jenna, are here to answer any questions you might have. They can answer questions about the emotional impacts of cancer and offer practical tips. They'll aim to respond within 1 working day.

  • Ask a Physio

    Ask Hannah, our volunteer Physiotherapist, any questions about getting active during or after your cancer treatment. She'll aim to get back to you in 2 working days.

  • Ask about leukaemia

    Ask Caroline, a Macmillan Nurse working with people who have Leukaemia, Myelodysplasia and Myeloproliferative diseases. She'll aim to respond within 2 working days.

  • Ask about stem cell & bone marrow transplants (closed)

    Jane is a haematology nurse with extensive experience in stem cell and bone marrow transplants. She also has experience in managing late side effects of transplants. She'll aim to respond within 2 working days.

  • Ask a Financial Guide

    The Financial Guides can answer any questions you might have relating to your personal finances. This includes any questions you might have about Pensions, Mortgages, Insurance and Estate Planning. They'll aim to respond within 2 working days.

  • Ask an anal cancer surgeon

    Do you have any questions about AIN 3 and anal cancer? Ask our volunteer expert Sanjaya, an anal cancer surgeon, and he'll aim to get back to you in 2 working days.

  • Ask a dentist

    Do you need advice on how to look after your mouth during cancer treatment? Or for help with the effects that treatment is having on your mouth? Ask our volunteer dentist Lynsey and she'll aim to respond in 3 working days.

  • Ask a Work Support Adviser (closed)

    Questions about work and cancer? Our Work Support team are here to answer your questions. They'll aim to respond within 1 working day.

  • Ask a Dietitian

    Ask our volunteer Dietitian, Alice, your questions about diet and cancer and she’ll aim respond within 3 working days.

  • Ask a nurse (closed)

    Do you have a question about cancer? Our Digital Nurse Ellen or one of our specialist nurses will aim to respond within 2 working days.

  • Ask about sex (men's cancers)

    Lorraine is a nurse specialist and sex therapist and volunteers here to answer your questions about male sexual problems such as erectile dysfunction. She'll aim to respond within 2 working days.

  • Ask about lymphoedema (closed)

    Our volunteer lymphoedema specialist Cheryl is on the community to answer your questions. She'll aim to respond within 2 working days.

  • Ask about bereavement support (closed)

    Ask Wendy, a Bereavement Support Practitioner and has volunteered to be here to answer your questions after you have been bereaved by cancer. She'll aim to respond within 2 working days.

  • Ask a benefits adviser (closed)

    Questions about benefits? Our adviser Moira is here this November to support carers for Carers Rights Day on the 24th. This session is now closed.

  • Live Q&A's

    Here is where you'll find all of our live Q&A's which we have hosted. Please note some of these may now be closed.

  • Ask about stomach and oesophageal cancer (closed)

    Questions about stomach and oesophageal cancer? Our experts are here to help. They'll aim to respond within 2 working days.

  • Ask about lung cancer (closed)

    To mark Lung Cancer Awareness Month, we're here until the end of the month to answer any questions you may have. We will aim to respond within 2 working days. This session is now closed.

  • Ask about breast cancer (closed)

    October is breast cancer awareness month and we're here until the end of the month to answer any questions you may have. This session is now closed.

  • Ask about thyroid cancer (closed)

    Ask about thyroid cancer session is now closed. If you do have enquiries about thyroid cancer please post these our Ask a Nurse on the Online Community.