Our primary goal is to reach and improve the lives of everyone living with cancer. One in three of us will get cancer. We are all affected by cancer. We can all help.
We are a source of support, helping with all the things that people affected by cancer want and need. It's not only patients who live with cancer, so we also help carers, families and communities. We guide people through the system. We fund nurses and other specialist health care professionals and build cancer care centres.
But we give so much more than medical help. People need practical support at home, so we provide anything from some precious time off for a carer, to a lift to hospital. People need emotional support, so we listen, advise and share information though our cancer support specialists, website and trained professionals. People need financial help to cope with the extra costs cancer can bring, so we give benefits advice, and grants for anything from heating bills to travel costs.
We are a force for change, listening to people affected by cancer and working together to improve cancer care. This could be anything from getting a coffee machine installed in a waiting room, to bringing about changes in the law.
We fight discrimination - from challenging unfair travel costs and insurance policies to improving the national benefits system