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  • Blog Post: Macmillan needs your help - campaign research

    The General Election is approaching and this is our chance to make sure the new Government prioritises cancer. Without urgent action, not everyone with cancer will get the care that’s right for them. Right now, political parties are making decisions about their priorities for the 2015 General Election...
  • Blog Post: Giving up smoking

    Have you been meaning to give up smoking but just can’t seem to make that cigarette your last one? Or perhaps you’ve tried to quit but have found it too difficult and have started smoking again. Macmillan have developed a new booklet about Giving up smoking and it’s full of handy tips...
  • Blog Post: Four surprising ways cancer can affect you

    Written by Craig Melcher, Content Strategy Manager at Macmillan For the general public, the story of cancer has long been one of being cured or not cured. ‘Beating cancer’ or dying from it. That story is changing. Thanks to improved ways of diagnosing and treating cancers, they’re...
  • Blog Post: Why do we use photos in our cancer information?

    In all our cancer information, whether it’s in our booklets on our website , we use photos of real people affected by cancer. The photos bring our information to life, and it means that when you read our information, you're seeing other people who've gone through their own cancer experience...
  • Blog Post: Managing fatigue and other symptoms of cancer

    Cancer and its treatment can cause many symptoms, from tiredness and sleep problems to eating difficulties, bladder problems and skin changes. But there are also many treatments available and ways of managing these symptoms. One of the most common problems for people with cancer is fatigue. This means...
  • Blog Post: First time dealing with cancer?

    Maybe you’ve just had the diagnosis from your doctor, and feel you don’t know where to start. Or perhaps a friend or relative has just told you the news, and you want to know how you can help. Perhaps you’re looking for answers but aren’t yet 100% sure of the questions you should...
  • Blog Post: Join our team: new volunteering opportunity in the Cancer Information Development team

    In the Cancer Information Development team, we are always trying to do more to reach everyone affected by cancer. We produce information in a range of accessible formats including easy read, audio, British Sign Language, Braille, large print and other languages. You can see this information on our website...
  • Blog Post: Get involved – join our community of cancer information reviewers!

    As Editorial Assistants at Macmillan, one of the highlights of our day is chatting to reviewers. Whether we’re talking about cancer treatment, the best way to improve our information or even weighing up the pros and cons of Zumba, working with such a lovely group of people is guaranteed to put...
  • Blog Post: Do you live in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland?

    We need your help to improve our cancer information. We produce information about cancer types and treatments, as well as emotional, practical and financial issues. You might have already read some of this information, in our booklets or on our website . Sometimes there are differences between...
  • Blog Post: Struggling to talk to those closest to you?

    There’s no doubt that talking about cancer can be difficult. Perhaps you’re reluctant to talk because you don’t know where to start or what to say. If you’re still not sure how you feel about everything, then attempting to talk to your loved ones about it can seem impossible....
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