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  • Blog Post: Do you look after someone with cancer?

    If you look after someone with cancer, don’t worry, you’re not alone. At Macmillan, we understand how looking after someone with cancer can completely take over your life. We know that without the right support, providing this care can have a big impact on you – physically, emotionally...
  • Blog Post: The government is listening

    I get asked sometimes why I volunteer for Macmillan. Everyone has their own reason for being a volunteer - I volunteer because I like being part of a group of people working together to make things happen. And Macmillan has really been making things happen recently. So this blog is about the successes...
  • Blog Post: The first month

    Hi all, this is my first ever post. I have been told its good to share and i'm going for it. A month ago my lovely wife Iryna was diagnosed with stage 4 NSCLC. She's 38, never smoked, always ate healthily, so when we went to find out what was causing her relentless cough and found a malignant...
  • Blog Post: Guest post: When someone close to you has cancer

    By Bev in the cancer information development team : When my aunt was diagnosed with bowel cancer , I was shocked and sad, but also frustrated about the situation. I felt guilty because I lived some distance from my family. I desperately wanted to be there to support my mum who was numb with shock...
  • Blog Post: MPs back Macmillan's call to end the carers crisis

    On Monday 16 December, MPs discussed how to improve the Care Bill at its second reading at the House of Commons. Thanks to our campaigners, we’ve made sure every MP in England* knows about Macmillan’s Do you Care? campaign . 34 MPs have met with people who look after loved ones with cancer...
  • Blog Post: How can managers support working carers who look after someone with cancer?

    Peter’s manager was trying to get hold of me urgently. I left a routine meeting to take the call. One of the longer term members of his team had recently become a dad (for the third time) but just a few weeks later (yesterday) he and his wife had learned that a routine blood test had revealed that...
  • Blog Post: The missing piece of the Care Bill

    As the Care Bill enters the House of Commons, Macmillan is asking Government to improve identification and support for people providing unpaid care to loved ones with cancer. We’ve been speaking to MPs about Macmillan’s campaign and welcomed over 30 MPs to our recent parliamentary...
  • Blog Post: Do you care? Tackle the carers' crisis

    Almost a million people in England care for a friend or family member with cancer. Looking after a loved one with cancer can be tough, and while it is available, many carers are not getting the support they need. We want to tell you about Macmillan's new campaign, and why we're calling on...
  • Blog Post: Ever wanted to put a question about cancer to an MP? Now’s your chance.

    On 11 September 2013, Macmillan will be holding its second Parliamentary Question Time at the House of Commons in London. Macmillan Question Time brings together a panel of MPs, peers and health experts to answer questions about cancer care and services. Ciaran Devine, Macmillan’s chief executive...
  • Blog Post: When is 12 worse than 9?

    When it's the amount of weeks you are about to endure under chemotherapy. For the second time! I, like many before me am facing the upheaval, worry and uncertainty of my cancer coming back. There has been a good amount of resolve settle over the last few days. Throughout my experience with...
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