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        Someone I know has cancer

        If your friend, relative, colleague or neighbour has cancer, it can be hard to know what to do for the best. We can help you find the right words and give you some tips to help you, because nobody should have to face cancer alone.

        Need to talk? 0808 808 00 00 7 days a week, 8am-8pm Call us free*

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