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  • Blog Post: Helping GPs diagnose cancer earlier

    Early diagnosis of cancer saves lives. But, sadly, in the UK, this doesn’t always happen. In fact, a quarter of cancer patients are only diagnosed after an emergency hospital admission. If you notice symptoms , or changes to the way your body normally looks and feels, it’s important to...
  • Blog Post: “Those good memories are so important”: What makes a ‘good’ death?

    The idea of a ‘good’ death might seem like a contradiction. But, when someone does die of cancer, there are things that can make a huge difference to them and to their family and friends. At Macmillan, people affected by cancer have told us what a good death means to them. Their top priorities...
  • Blog Post: Late diagnosis: “I felt like I wasn’t being listened to”

    There have been a lot of cancer stories in the news in the last couple of weeks – and it’s been a real mix of good and bad. First came the news that cancer survival rates are improving, with half of people diagnosed now expected to live for ten years or more. It’s great to hear this...
  • Blog Post: The hidden cost of hospital parking

    Cancer can be costly, and we shouldn’t have to pay car park charges to attend hospital appointments or to receive treatment. For the first time, new research by Macmillan reveals the full cost of hospital parking in England. Find out more, and how you can campaign for better value in your area...
  • 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: Benefits webchat 28 March – transcript

    Money worries are the last thing you need when you’re living with cancer. And, with changes to the benefits system coming in this month, many people living with cancer may be concerned how they will be affected. In this live webchat, Welfare Rights Advisers Sarah Presto, Justine Devenish...
  • Blog Post: Micro-volunteering: How to support Macmillan in bite-sized chunks

    Many people would like to support Macmillan, but don't have much time on their hands, or aren’t well enough to commit to a regular volunteering role. But the good news is that there are ways to give something back in smaller and more manageable ways – even some that you can do sitting...
  • Blog Post: Older people and cancer webchat – Tuesday 22 January

    Next Tuesday lunchtime, we’ll be holding a live webchat about older people and cancer. Kath Curley from the Older People’s Advocacy Alliance and Teresa Gonzales, a specialist nurse from the Macmillan Support Line will be answering questions in the chatroom. More than half the people...
  • Blog Post: Meet the team Christmas special week 3: Age Old Excuse team

    In the third week of the Community meet the team Christmas special, the team behind the Age Old Excuse campaign introduce themselves to the Community... Tell us a bit about your team… We have been working our warm woolly winter socks off for the last six months on Macmillan’s Age...
  • Blog Post: Help make us Poundland’s Charity of the Year!

    I’m very excited to share with you all that we’ve been shortlisted for Poundland’s Charity of the Year! But we need your help… Nominations like this show that our message of support and understanding is reaching more people affected by cancer, and will hopefully encourage...