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  • Blog Post: Guest blog: Daddy Day Care

    Jamie’s wife Jules was diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer age 37, just 3 months after having her first child Freddie. Jamie looked after his son a lot whilst Jules was recovering from a hysterectomy as well as lymph node removal and chemotherapy. Jules is now recovering from cancer, and in 2015 Jamie...
  • Blog Post: Cancer genetics – Helping people understand and manage their risk

    Only 5 to 10% of cancers are thought to be linked to inherited genes. But if there are several people who’ve had cancer in your family, you may be concerned about your own risk. If you’ve had cancer yourself, you may worry about your relatives’ risk. In this blog, we’ll tell...
  • Blog Post: Heart health and cancer treatment

    To see what else Macmillan's cancer information team has been blogging about, please visit our blog home page ! You can subscribe to receive our blogs by email or RSS too. Has your heart been affected by cancer treatment? Or do you have an existing heart condition as well as cancer? Macmillan...
  • Blog Post: March is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

    Angelina Jolie has recently spoken about her decision to go ahead with preventative surgery for ovarian cancer. Back in May 2013 we featured a blog after it emerged that she had a preventative double mastectomy (you can read this blog here ). Her decisions were based on the fact that Angelina has a...
  • Blog Post: The long road back to the new normal. (Life after cancer treatment).

    If you have finished treatment there is a belief that you should be jumping for joy. You’re in the clear; you don’t have cancer, why wouldn’t you be the happiest person on earth? It may frustrate you that people don’t understand, and are rushing you to get back to your old self...
  • Blog Post: Womb, vulval and vaginal cancer webchat - transcript

    Last week’s webchat was all about gynaecological cancers, with a particular focus on womb, vulval and vaginal cancers. Cancer information nurses Pamela and Carol were live in our chatroom, answering questions on topics such as pre-cancerous conditions like VIN and VAIN, surgery, aftercare, the...
  • Blog Post: Ovarian cancer web chat - transcript

    For Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, we hosted a web chat hosted by Macmillan Nurse Heidi Lindenstock, who answered your questions on the disease, screening programmes and genetic risk. I’d like to say a massive thank you to Heidi and Jane Murphy for their time and amazing efforts, and a big...
  • Blog Post: Get the facts on ovarian cancer, prostate cancer and brain tumours

    You might have already heard that March is awareness month for several cancers – ovarian cancer, prostate cancer and brain tumours. With that in mind, Libby , who edits the cancer information section of our website, has written this guest blog to give you some of the key facts. Knowing...
  • Blog Post: Ovarian cancer web chat - Tuesday 13th March

    March is not just the beginning of spring; it’s also Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. This year, we’re marking it with a live web chat on Tuesday 13 th March at 12pm, where one of our amazing nurses will be answering any questions you have about ovarian cancer. Ovarian cancer is the fifth...
  • Blog Post: Ovarian cancer webchat – Tuesday 4 March

    March is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. If you’ve got a question about ovarian cancer , and you’d like to ask an expert, join us for next week’s ovarian cancer webchat. Geri and Allan are cancer information nurses from the Macmillan Support Line. They will be live in our chatroom...