Cancer is a condition where cells in a particular part of the body grow uncontrollably.  These cells are called cancerous cells and they eventually destroy the healthy tissues that surround them (e.g. organs).

Maggie's offer face to face (currently by appointment), video and telephone support.

Maggie's centre has a range of support services including advice on financial issues, cancer support specialists, psychological therapy. There are individual and group support options. Maggie's is available to support people with a cancer diagnosis and their families and does not require a referral.

Here are some books you may find helpful. 

(These books are not available on book prescription yet)


Facing the Storm: Using CBT, Mindfulness and Acceptance to Build Resilience when Your World's Falling Apart
Online access with subscription: Proquest Ebook Central


Ray Owen


Routledge, 2011

Maggie’s is a charity providing free cancer support and information in centres across the UK and online.

Maggie's Centres - Fife

Macmillan offers a comprehensive website of information about all types of cancer, tests, treatments, and support. Macmillan also offer online and telephone support 0808 808 0000 7 days a week, 8am -8pm


Terminal Illness:  Marie Curie offer a range of useful information and support for people with a terminal diagnosis and their family and carers. This includes telephone support, a helper service and information on nursing and hospice options. 

Marie Curie

Cancer support for people in 20s, 30s and 40s.

Cancer Support for Young People