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  • Blog Post: Guest post: In defence of the battle against cancer

    In March, we had a guest blog post from Lucy Booth who argued that her cancer is not like a battle. In this new guest blog, o ur community champion Daloni expresses her opinion about the battle terminology used to describe a cancer diagnosis, and where she fits in the debate. Daloni is a mother of...
  • Blog Post: Planned community downtime – Tuesday 21 April

    Hi everyone – we just wanted to let you know about some planned downtime for the Online Community on Tuesday 21 April from 8am. The site will be offline while we carry out some technical updates. During this time you won’t be able to access the site at all. This will affect both the desktop...
  • Blog Post: Critical illness and life insurance webchat - transcript

    Last week, financial guides Laura and Julia joined us live in the chatroom to answer your questions about critical illness insurance and life insurance. Laura and Julia work in the Financial Guidance Service on the Macmillan Support Line, helping people affected by cancer with financial issues. They...
  • Blog Post: What should I bring to my chemo?- part two

    This blog is about what you can bring to cope with the boredom and free time you have to kill when you are having chemo (and in the days afterwards as well). A special thank you to cycling_girl and dreamthief for your input and all other members who have contributed. See part one of this blog for all...
  • Blog Post: What should I bring to my chemo?- part one

    Today we are looking at the practical side of chemo and what you can bring to alleviate symptoms and side effects and keep feeling and looking as good as possible. A special thanks to cycling_girl and Dreamthief for helping with this list and all the members who contributed. What to bring on the day...
  • Blog Post: Bowel, rectum and anal cancer webchat – Wednesday 15 April

    Questions about bowel, rectum or anal cancer? Ask the experts right here on the Online Community in next week’s live webchat. Cancer Information Nurses John and Anne will be joining us in the chatroom on 15 April from 12-1pm. They’ll be answering your questions about bowel, rectum and anal...
  • Blog Post: Guest post: LGBT People with cancer - do we really exist?

    This is a guest post from Online Community member JayPee . He also writes his own blog at rantfromthesuburbs.wordpress.com I've been open about what's going on with me right from the start of my cancer experience - almost three years ago, when I was first referred for tests for prostate cancer...
  • Blog Post: Benefits webchat, 26 March 2015 - transcript

    Last week, welfare rights advisers Ceri and Melvin joined us in the chatroom to answer your benefits questions. Here are all the questions and answers from the chat. The chat is now finished but you can still speak to a benefits adviser by calling the Macmillan Support Line (0808 808 0000, Mon-Fri...
  • Blog Post: Head and neck cancer: mouth and dental care tips

    Hello, I’m Evelyn and I’m a qualified dentist and have experience working in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Mouth problems are a common result of head and neck cancer or its treatment. Getting support from a dental professional from early in the process can really help to minimise discomfort...
  • Blog Post: Help! I need somebody (not just anybody)

    I read a thread on here about friends disappearing when you have cancer, either during treatment or after treatment. It’s something that resonates with me, and inspired my post today. I am one of the 2.5 million people in the UK who has been affected by cancer. Technically I am still affected...