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  • 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....
  • Blog Post: A Valentine Lost.

    On Friday May 16th, I lost one of my February Valentines. Sandra was one of the key members of our small band when we were undergoing chemotherapy - and now she is gone. Thankfully she was at home, surrounded by her family and a Macmillan nurse. She was sedated, but soon slipped into a coma. Our hearts...
  • Blog Post: My story

    My Dad died on 7th March 2012 after a long battle against cancer. It was a very difficult time when he died. I was 17 at the time and I was studying my A Levels to get into University. We had been told that it was expected that he wouldn't live very long, but that didn't mean that his death wasn't...
  • Blog Post: Hit By The Chemo Train

    Well, the chemo train eventually hit me on Tuesday. I've been suffering with pain and a little bleeding due to hemorrhoids, although I don't have constipation. I think it's more inflammation as Ibuprofen seems to help a little. I didn't take any for a couple of days as back pain was more...
  • Blog Post: Fertility and cancer - a new phase

    A couple of months ago I began writing this blog post, it’s been put off because of not really knowing how to approach this topic. It’s been difficult to write, but thankfully with the right information I’m in control again. I had cancer 13 years ago now, at 14 years old I was told...
  • Blog Post: Volunteer Emily tells us her experience of Macmillan Question Time, and how to get involved in this year's event

    As Macmillan Question Time on 11 September 2013 is fast approaching, we hear from Emily, who attended last year's event... Emily with news presenter Jon Snow at Macmillan Question Time 2012 As a cancer voice with Macmillan, I receive emails telling me about opportunities I might like to...
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