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  • Blog Post: Get ready for Christmas - with a special offer from the Macmillan Shop

    Now is a great time to get those finishing touches for the perfect Christmas. The Macmillan online shop has a big range of Christmas cards , accessories , gifts and Christmas baking products to make your Christmas extra-special, while helping to raise money for Macmillan. Christmas cards ...
  • Blog Post: Lung cancer webchat – Tuesday 18 November

    November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month so next week two of our nurses will be joining us here on the Community to answer your lung cancer questions. Josie and Anne are cancer information nurses from the Macmillan Support Line. They’ll be live in our chatroom to answer questions on things like...
  • Blog Post: Benefits webchat, 30 October - transcript

    There are a whole range of different benefits that can give much-needed financial help to people living with cancer. But how do you work out what you can claim and how to apply? Benefits advisers Ceri and Sinead joined us in the chatroom to help. Here are all the questions and answers from the chat...
  • Blog Post: Improving the Community on your mobile - first look at our prototype

    As you know, we’re making some ongoing improvements to the Community website, to make it easier for members to get and give the support they need. We’ve already improved search and email notifications , and now it’s time for the mobile website to get a bit of TLC. Over half our...
  • Blog Post: Critical illness and life insurance Q&A – post your questions for our experts here

    Questions about critical illness insurance or life insurance? Financial guides Laura and Julia are here to help. Post your questions in the comments below before 4pm on Friday 7 November and they will respond. Whether you’re buying life or critical illness insurance, or making a claim, the process...
  • Blog Post: Fighting the good fight: Is cancer a ‘battle’?

    Words matter. The language that we choose to describe things can have a real impact on people’s lives and feelings. I’ve seen many of our community members saying that they don’t like it when people say that someone is ‘fighting cancer’ or has ‘lost their battle’...
  • Blog Post: Breast cancer webchat 22 October - transcript

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so last week we held a breast cancer webchat with nurses Allan and Lorraine. They were live in the chatroom to answer questions from people affected by breast cancer. Some of you joined us and asked questions on things like radiotherapy and breast reconstruction...
  • Blog Post: Looking after someone with cancer?

    If you look after someone with cancer, the support you provide is vital - from helping with shopping, dressing, or taking them to the hospital, to being there when they need to talk. But we know that providing this care can have a big impact on you - physically, emotionally and financially, and can completely...
  • Blog Post: Benefits webchat - Thursday 30 October

    Questions about benefits? Come to one of our monthly benefits webchats - the next one will be on Thursday from 12-1pm. Benefits advisers Ceri and Sinead will be joining us in the chatroom to answer your questions about benefits. We know that cancer can have a big impact on your finances. If you...
  • Blog Post: Breast cancer webchat – Wednesday 22 October

    This month is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so we’re giving you the chance to ask your breast cancer questions to our nurses right here on the community. Nurses Ellen and Lorraine will be joining us live in the chatroom on Wednesday 22 October from 12-1pm. Topics could include symptoms of...