Helping your partner coping with cancer

Hi Everyone,

I am new to this , It is my partner whom has Clear Cell Carcinoma of the ovaries , our lives have been turned upside down since January this year . 

  • Hello Scott and thank you for visiting the online community.

    I’m sorry to hear about your partner’s diagnosis, it’s understandable your lives have been turned upside down. How are you both just now? Has she had surgery? Is she having any treatment?

    We have a team of cancer specialist nurses here on the support line if either of you have any clinical questions you’d like to ask about your partner’s diagnosis.

    We also have a Money and Work team who can perform a benefit check for you and give guidance and information about what kind of financial support might be available. They will need information about your income, outgoings and any savings/investments you might have.

    We’re also here for your emotional support Scott. When someone we care about is diagnosed with cancer can bring up all sorts of feelings. It can be helpful to talk about these to try and process what’s happening.

    You might also find our booklet Cancer and Relationships helpful. It’s about coping with your feelings when someone close to you has cancer. It is for anyone who is close to someone with cancer, including partners, family members and friends.

    You can call in on 0808 808 00 00 (7 days a week, 8am – 8pm), web chat or continue to email if you’d prefer.

    Take care.

    Alex, Information and Support Adviser

    Remember you can also speak with the Macmillan Support Line team of experts. Phone free on 0808 808 0000 (7 days a week, 8am-8pm) or by email.