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  • Blog Post: What can people do to be there for you?

    “If there’s anything I can do to help...” This will be a familiar phrase to many members of our Community. But, while it’s great that friends and family offer to help, sometimes it seems that those offers don’t come to anything. Perhaps it’s hard to know what...
  • Blog Post: Behind the scenes: Macmillan’s cancer information videos

    Did you know there are over 60 videos on Macmillan’s website? They feature cancer specialists giving high-quality information and people affected by cancer sharing their experiences. How are the videos made? All the people in our films are real health professionals or people affected by cancer...
  • Blog Post: Ovarian cancer webchat, March 2014 – transcript

    It's Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, and last week’s webchat was all about ovarian cancer. Cancer information nurses Allan and Geri were live in the chatroom answering your questions. Topics included: types of ovarian cancer, ovarian cancer and genetics, treatment and side effects and reoccurrence...
  • Blog Post: Page 3 and breast cancer awareness – a match made in heaven or hell?

    Breast cancer awareness charity Coppafeel caused a stir recently by partnering with the Sun’s Page 3 . Coppafeel aims particularly to get younger women to check their breasts regularly – its founder was diagnosed with breast cancer when she was just 23, and she feels other cancer charities...
  • Blog Post: Benefits webchat 27 February - transcript

    Last week, benefits advisers Sarah and Emily joined us in the chatroom to answer your questions about benefits and financial help for people affected by cancer. Topics covered included Severe Disability Premium, Personal Independence Payment, child benefit, pension credit, and how to decide whether...
  • Blog Post: My cancer and my children

    Being told you have cancer is tough. But then you need to tell everybody else. The thing is there is no manual out there on how you tell your children, and once you’ve left the hospital after being diagnosed you’re pretty much on your own. No one else can really break the news to your children...
  • Blog Post: Head & neck cancer webchat – Wednesday 12 March

    Join us live in the chatroom next Wednesday evening for a live webchat all about head & neck cancers . It's your chance to ask your questions to our experts Allan and Evelyn. Allan is a cancer information nurse from the Macmillan Support Line, and Evelyn is a qualified dentist and a junior...
  • Blog Post: Brain tumours webchat transcript

    Last week, cancer information nurse Angie and radiographer Lynne joined us in the chatroom to talk about brain tumours. Angie answered questions about topics such as primary and secondary brain tumours, symptoms and side effects, and living with brain tumours. Lynne answered questions on radiotherapy...
  • Blog Post: Ovarian cancer webchat – Tuesday 4 March

    March is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. If you’ve got a question about ovarian cancer , and you’d like to ask an expert, join us for next week’s ovarian cancer webchat. Geri and Allan are cancer information nurses from the Macmillan Support Line. They will be live in our chatroom...
  • Blog Post: Is loneliness taking its toll on you?

    One in five people with cancer feel lonely, according to Macmillan’s latest research, which was in the news last week. Being lonely can be a terrible feeling, but we’ve discovered that the impact of loneliness can even have an effect on people’s wider health and wellbeing. People...