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  • 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...
  • Blog Post: Personal, local support from Macmillan – a recommendation

    Chris Lewis is an international cancer blogger and patient from London. Here, he highlights the importance of getting support in an accessible way, as the Macmillan Mobile Cancer Information and Support Service arrives at his home city at the end of the month. Follow Chris’s blog at chris-cancercommunity...
  • Blog Post: Your chance to have your say in the new NHS landscape

    The recent reforms to the NHS in England are some of the biggest in history. You could hardly have missed the debate, but working out what it means for people using health services can be a little more difficult. That’s more than can be covered in one blog – but one of the biggest changes...
  • Blog Post: Two years until the General Election: What should Macmillan be asking the next Government to do?

    If you have a few moments, I would like to take you back in time to May of 2010. An austere voice announces another party political broadcast. Activists push leaflets through our doors and we watch the UK’s first televised election debates. There is a lingering smell of an expenses scandal...
  • Blog Post: Making the case for free social care at the end of life

    Today we’re launching our new report Making the case for free social care at the end of life . As the title suggests, this report lays out our evidence for why social care services are so vital for those in the last weeks of their life. Vikki, who helped care for her dad, Adrian, at the end of...
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