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  • Blog Post: Benefits webchat 28 August – transcript

    Last week Ceri and Sinead, from the Welfare Rights Team on Macmillan’s support line, joined us in the chat room to answer your questions about benefits and entitlement for those affected by cancer. Topics included entitlement to Employment and Support Allowance, Statutory Sick Pay, Personal...
  • Blog Post: Money, money, money

    Are you worried about money? Stressed out by insurance, peeved by pensions or confused by the benefits system? If any of these ring true, rest assured you are definitely not alone. The financial cost of cancer can be high. Four in five people with cancer face on average an extra cost of £570...
  • 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: Missing mum

    So mum passed away in November after battling away - it was all very sudden and she did not suffer. In a strange way I felt a sense of relief knowing she was not going to have to go through months and months of deteriorating, getting worse and us having to get options for her care sorted so that she...
  • Blog Post: Carers Week Facebook Q&A Transcript

    As part of Carers Week , our information nurse Josie and our benefits adviser Sarah joined us to answer your questions on Facebook about looking after someone with cancer. Many thanks to Josie and Sarah, and to everyone who asked a question. If you’d like to know more, read our website section...
  • Blog Post: The last few months start.

    I'm not quite sure where to start. The history may not even be relevant. All I know is that my mum is heading home from an almost 3 month stint in hospital with the decision made that we're not going to pursue any further treatment - palliative chemo made her so poorly and being in hospital added...
  • Blog Post: Macmillan and Carers Week 10 – 16 June

    Carers Week kicks off today with thousands of events taking place across the UK to celebrate carers. If you look after someone with cancer, you might not think of yourself as a carer. You may say ‘ I’m just being their partner, daughter or friend ’. But, the support you provide...
  • Blog Post: Have you tried the mobile Online Community?

    If you’re in hospital, or having chemotherapy, you won’t be able to get to a computer, and yet you might be more in need of support than ever. Did you know that you can get support on the go with a version of the Online Community specially designed to work well on smart phones and tablets...
  • Blog Post: Strength in style web chat - Friday 16th March

    Are you suffering from hair loss due to your treatment? Are you worried about losing your hair? Do you need advice on the best type of wigs to wear? Or simply want to ask more questions about how your hair may grow back or change? We launched the Strength in Style programme with TONI&GUY, which...
  • Blog Post: Cancer Talk Week webchat: Transcript

    For our Cancer Talk Week webchat, we were joined by Sue Parkes from Relate to answer all your questions on how cancer has affected your relationships with friends, family and partners. If you’d like to read up on this topic, we have lots of information in our Relationships and Communications section...
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