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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.

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    100,000 members!

    Our wonderful Online Community has just passed the incredible milestone of 100,000 members. It may not feel like something to celebrate, not least because these are all people directly affected by cancer, but the fact that so many people are finding us and joining in, to both give and get support is amazing. I'd like to say a big thank you to...
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    Handy profile tips - a How To guide

    Writing a profile description can he hard, especially when you don’t know what to say. However, having a complete profile, even if it only features a couple of lines, can make all the difference, particularly if you have questions about your diagnosis and need help and advice from other members. Today we bring you a handy guide on how to complete...
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    Life beyond cancer – what helped your relationships with friends and family?

    People living beyond cancer have told us that once cancer treatment has ended they can feel abandoned by the system. Some are told “you can go home, you’re done”. But the reality is that you’re not done and that there can be a lot of work involved in adjusting to life after cancer. This week we want to focus on relationships...
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    Guest post: 'Cancer had messed with the wrong girl'

    Actress Lara Honnor was diagnosed with Triple Negative Breast Cancer in 2014. Here's her story. In October 2014, at 31 years old, I was diagnosed with Grade 3 Triple Negative Breast Cancer after finding a lump in my right breast in the shower. I didn’t think anything of it but to be safe I went straight to my GP who referred me to Kings...
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    Want to write a guest blog? Get in touch

    Macmillan's Online Community is here for you, and we want to make sure that the content we bring you is fresh and interesting. We believe that one of the best ways to keep this up is by publishing the stories and experiences you have been through, whether you have had a cancer diagnosis yourself or have cared for someone who has. Do you want...