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  • 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...
  • Blog Post: What happens when you have a central line or a PICC line?

    Chemotherapy, blood tests, antibiotics, intravenous fluids – if you’re going through cancer treatment, you may feel that you’re constantly having to deal with injections and needles. An alternative can be to have a central line or a PICC line inserted. These are long flexible tubes...
  • Blog Post: Has chemo-brain left you confused?

    Since cancer came into your life, have you ever felt that your mind is in a fog, and that you just can’t concentrate or remember things like you used to? You’re definitely not alone – so many members on our site say that they’ve suffered from ‘chemo-brain’, or,...
  • Blog Post: 5 Top Tips for Keeping Yourself Safe Online

    Macmillan’s Community has a responsibility to ensure that users can participate in not only a supportive environment, but a safe one too. To some people, staying safe online might be second nature. But not everyone is aware of the risks of the internet, and how important it is to keep safe. ...
  • Blog Post: Benefits webchat 25 September - transcript

    Last week, we held a live webchat with benefits advisers Ceri and Jim. They joined us in the chatroom to answer questions about benefits for people with cancer and their carers. The chat is now finished but you can still speak to a welfare rights advisor by calling us free on 0808 808 0000 (Monday...
  • Blog Post: Your rights as a patient – what to expect

    As patients and carers, everybody wants to be treated with dignity and respect by their healthcare team – to be treated like a human being. Here at Macmillan, we’ve been thinking about what those rights look like in practice. The Macmillan Values Based Standard® was developed through...
  • Blog Post: Helping GPs diagnose cancer earlier

    Early diagnosis of cancer saves lives. But, sadly, in the UK, this doesn’t always happen. In fact, a quarter of cancer patients are only diagnosed after an emergency hospital admission. If you notice symptoms , or changes to the way your body normally looks and feels, it’s important to...