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  • Blog Post: Chemotherapy webchat transcript

    Last week, Macmillan Support Line nurses Bill and John joined us in the chat room to answer your questions about chemotherapy. Topics included the long-term effects of chemotherapy, joint pain and neuropathy and the effect of chemo on blood vessels and travelling. Here are all the questions and answers...
  • Blog Post: LGBT History Month and people affected by cancer

    Macmillan aims to support people affected by cancer, no matter who they are. February is LGBT History Month in the UK, so I wanted to look at why it’s important to understand the needs of LGBT (Lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans) people affected by cancer. What is LGBT History Month? Since...
  • Blog Post: Benefits webchat – Thursday 26 February

    This month’s benefits webchat is on Thursday 26 February, 12-1pm, when we’ll be joined in the chatroom by benefits advisers Ceri and Kathy. Money worries are the last thing you need when you’re living with cancer. Unfortunately, though, we know that financial issues are one of the...
  • Blog Post: Chemotherapy webchat - Wednesday 18 February

    This week, we’ll be holding a live webchat all about chemotherapy. It’s your chance to ask the experts your questions about chemotherapy treatment and side effects. Cancer information nurses Bill and John will be joining us live in the chatroom on Wednesday from 12-1pm. To take part...
  • Blog Post: Don’t forget to fall in love with yourself first

    As a single woman, Valentine’s Day fills me with dread. I find the day itself a bit commercial and tacky and if I was in a relationship I could think of nothing more cringeworthy than being surrounded by 100 other couples, with candles and romantic music playing in a restaurant. But Valentine’s...
  • Blog Post: Hair, make-up and skincare webchat transcript

    Last week’s live webchat was all about coping with the visible side-effects of cancer treatment – on your hair, skin and nails. We were joined in the chatroom by Rachael, a Boots Macmillan Beauty Advisor , and Angie, a cancer information nurse from the Macmillan Support Line. They answered...
  • Blog Post: We all support each other: Announcing the new Online Community video

    We’re really excited to reveal a brand new animated video about the Online Community – and we wanted to share it with you first. The animation features a voiceover from real life Online Community member Helen. It’s based on Helen’s experiences of the Community – and on...
  • Blog Post: Benefits webchat, 29 January - transcript

    Benefits advisers Ceri and Carolyn hosted our most recent benefits webchat. Lots of you joined us in the chatroom last week to ask your questions about benefits, including benefits for people with care needs, benefits for people on a low income, benefits for people of pension age and benefits for...
  • Blog Post: World Cancer Day 2015- How Macmillan began

    World Cancer Day falls each year on the 4 th Feb and this year is focusing on the importance of healthy life choices , early detection, treatment for all and quality of life. We wanted to share with you the story of Macmillan, and why we believe these aims are as important today as they were in 1911...
  • Blog Post: Hair, make-up and skincare webchat – Thursday 5 February

    Our next live webchat will be all about coping with the visible side-effects of cancer treatment – on your hair, skin and nails. We’ll be joined in the chatroom this Thursday by Rachael, a Boots Macmillan Beauty Advisor , and Angie, a cancer information nurse from the Macmillan Support...