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  • Blog Post: A year to remember

    The final figures are in, and we now know just exactly how many people Macmillan helped in 2013. Our latest annual report shows that we reached a staggering 5.2 million people last year. We know there’s still lots more to do if we’re going to make sure that no one faces cancer alone. But...
  • Blog Post: Yummy new cake ideas for your coffee morning

    26 September is the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning. All across the country, people will be getting together at coffee mornings to share cake and a cuppa and raise money to help people affected by cancer. We’re already busy preparing for the event, and we’ve recently added some yummy...
  • Blog Post: Benefits webchat – Thursday 24 July

    This month’s benefits webchat is on Thursday 24 July from 12-1pm. Benefits advisers Sarah and Dave will be joining us in the chatroom to answer your questions about the benefits system. Sarah and Dave work on the Macmillan Support line, helping people affected by cancer understand the benefits...
  • Blog Post: Genetics and family history webchat – Tuesday 15 July

    Next week’s webchat will be all about cancer genetics and family history. Our experts will be cancer information nurses Jennifer and Geri. They’ll be live in our chatroom to answer your questions from 12-1pm on Tuesday 15 July. If cancer has affected a number of people in your family,...
  • Blog Post: Shave or style? Hair-raising fundraising ideas

    This month, our fundraisers are supporting Macmillan by transforming their hair as part of Shave or Style (19-25 July). Lots of supporters will be supporting or paying tribute to loved ones with cancer by getting sponsored to shave their heads. Meanwhile, other people will be re-styling their hair...
  • 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: Benefits webchat 26 June - transcript

    Last week, benefits advisers Sarah and Melvin joined us in the chatroom to answer your questions about benefits for people affected by cancer. Topics included changing from Disability Living Allowance to Personal Independence Payment, benefits for self-employed people, dealing with debt and housing...
  • Blog Post: Making choices about your treatment? Compare hospitals online

    My Cancer Treatment is a new website for England to help you make informed choices about your treatment. We’ve all heard of price comparison websites – this is the same idea, but it lets you compare NHS hospitals and cancer services. If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, have you...
  • Blog Post: Long-term effects of cancer treatment – webchat transcript

    Last week, we held a webchat about the long-term effects of cancer treatment. Lots of you joined us in the chatroom to ask your questions to nurse Allan and dietitian Jenny. Topics included pain, weight management, staying safe in the sun, and the emotional effects of cancer. The chat is now finished...
  • Blog Post: Benefits webchat – Thursday 26 June

    This month’s benefits webchat is on Thursday 26 June from 12-1pm. It’s your monthly chance to join us in the chatroom and ask your questions about benefits for people affected by cancer. Money worries are the last thing you need when you’re living with cancer. Sarah and Mel are two...
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