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  • 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...
  • Blog Post: Introducing Freya...our new Campaigns Blogger!

    Meet Freya. Cancer Voice. Campaigner. And now, blogger. She'll be giving you the inside track on our campaign work over the next few months. Here, she introduces herself and gives you a sneaky peek of what you can expect... Like many people I knew the name Macmillan and thought most of Macmillan’s...
  • Blog Post: "It’s cancer" ... what now?

    Here on the 9th floor of an office block in Vauxhall, my colleagues and I produce information to help people cope and live with cancer. Many of our lives have personally been touched by cancer too. We know what a cancer diagnosis can do. It can turn your world upside down. Pull the rug from beneath your...
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