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Community News Blog

This is where you can find out about all the amazing things going on in the Online Community. It's where you'll find news about events and awareness months; ways to get involved with Macmillan and up-to-date campaigning news from Macmillan HQ.

Latest Entries
  • Guest post: Cancer didn’t stop me getting my masters degree aged 76

    This is a guest post by Online Community member benavista . At the time of writing this blog, I am 76, ‘plumpish’, live alone and have been a widow for almost ten years. A few days ago, I collected a Master’s degree by Research into Railway Studies. These five facts just about sum me up but perhaps are worth expanding because I am...
  • Guest post: Cancer made my wife and I begin to drift apart

    Ashley was diagnosed for the second time with cancer in 2011 with a malignant parotid tumour on the right side of his face. He tells us how cancer changed his relationship with his wife and how Macmillan helped him get through it. Here's his story- It's difficult to convey the shock of being told that I had cancer. I was terrified as I made...
  • Our isolation box is coming to a place near you

    22% of people living with cancer say they suffer from loneliness since they were diagnosed with cancer. The impact of loneliness can cause cancer patients to refuse treatment, stop eating or stop taking their medication. Reaching out to someone can make all the difference and make them realise they are not alone. Whether that is simply through some...
  • Are you struggling to find travel insurance after a cancer diagnosis?

    This is a guest post by Debbie - Macmillan . Have you got your flights and hotels booked, but can’t find a reasonable quote for travel insurance? Or have you given up hope of going away because you can’t find a provider to cover you? We know many people struggle to find a company who is willing to insure them if they are living with...
  • Guest post: My wife is amazingly strong – but carers like her need more support

    This is a guest post by Online Community member Spengler676 . After I got cancer I realised, with every horrible tumoury revelation, that cancer is the freakin’ worst. But whatever cruel curve balls cancer throws at me are equally felt by my loved ones. I was diagnosed with a rare, complex and highly aggressive form of lung cancer in 2012...