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  • 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....
  • 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...
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