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  • Blog Post: The Day the Diva Moved in

    Our guest blogger this week Sara Cutting (aka Chemo Snood Head) talks about sharing her cancer story with local candidates over cake. When I was diagnosed with breast cancer last July, I didn’t even give it a second thought that my treatment would not be taken care of by the NHS. I’ve always...
  • Blog Post: Time To Thank

    As the year is drawing to an end, it’s just the beginning for our General Election campaign, Cancer: Time to Choose . This is week three of our six month campaign calling on all political parties to make cancer care an election priority. And already more than 4300 people have been snapping their...
  • Blog Post: Macmillan launches General Election campaign at Parliamentary question time

    Macmillan’s Parliamentary question time at Westminster is always a hot ticket. And this year, with local elections approaching and General Election 2015 barely 12 months away, there was plenty to debate and discuss. So it was appropriate that this year’s Macmillan Parliamentary question...
  • Blog Post: It's Time to Choose

    By the end of 2016, one thousand people will be diagnosed with cancer every day. Most of those one thousand people will receive good, compassionate care from the NHS, but some won’t. Macmillan wants to make sure that everyone diagnosed with cancer is treated with dignity and respect, and has a...
  • Blog Post: Snap your support

    Guest blog: Kate Oliver, Macmillan Cancer Support Public Affairs Assistant Cancer: Time to choose Last Friday marked the public launch of our General Election campaign Cancer:Time to Choose, and six months to the 2015 general election. It was a day packed with activities for both Macmillan staff...
  • Blog Post: Join our Road Show – meet your local candidates

    The first Campaign Road Show was such a success we’re hitting the road again, and this time we’re also giving you the chance to meet your local candidates. Next week we’re heading to Watford, Cambridge, Loughborough, Bristol and Brighton between 13 th and 17 th April. If you or your...
  • 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: It’s the age old excuse

    You may have seen the story splashed all over the news this week about the rising number of older people predicted to be living with cancer in 30 years time. Our research shows that the number will triple from 1.3 million in 2010 to a staggering 4.1 million in 2040. This is incredibly worrying...
  • Blog Post: Social care reform - significant progress

    Yesterday, the government published the long-awaited social care white paper . And here at Macmillan we were really pleased that, in it, they recognised the importance of free social care for those at the end of life. We want all people with cancer to have the choice to die at home surrounded by...
  • Blog Post: Now it’s time to meet your candidates

    With less than six weeks to go until the General Election the coming days are vital to ensure the 2.5 million people living with cancer receive the best possible care and support. Right now, not everyone with cancer is getting the support they need and we need your help to change this. What you can...