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  • 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...
  • Blog Post: Long-term effects of cancer treatment – webchat, Wednesday 18 June

    This week, join us for a live webchat about the long-term effects of cancer treatment. Our experts will be cancer information nurse Allan and dietitian Jenny. They’ll be in the chatroom to answer your questions from 7-7.45pm on Wednesday 18 June. With cancer treatments improving, more people...
  • Blog Post: Father’s Day: “That’s my dad.”

    This Sunday is Father’s Day, and Macmillan’s supporters are already paying tribute to their dads on social media. If you’d like to get involved, post a picture of your dad to Twitter or Facebook, with three words to describe him, using the hashtag #Thatsmydad If you’d like...
  • Blog Post: Connect with a cancer ‘buddy’

    Here on the Online Community, we know what a difference it can make to talk to someone who understands what you’re going through. Macmillan Connected is a service that connects you with a trained online ‘buddy’ who can support you by email or Skype. Our buddies are trained volunteers...