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  • Blog Post: Top tips for coping with radiotherapy

    I am a therapy radiographer who has been involved in delivering radiotherapy, education and research. My top tips have evolved from listening to the questions that patients have asked, dealing with their problems during treatment, and from talking to colleagues. Visit the radiotherapy department before...
  • Blog Post: Testicular cancer webchat – Wednesday 20 August

    Ask a nurse your questions about testicular cancer in next week’s webchat. Cancer information nurses Ellen and Kathryn will be joining us in the chatroom from 12-1pm on Wednesday 20 August. Testicular cancer usually affects young or middle-aged men. Ellen and Kathryn will be answering questions...
  • Blog Post: Lonely cancer patients more likely to refuse treatment

    A really sad story in the news last week - patients without support are more likely to struggle with their treatment, or even refuse treatment altogether . We all know what a difference it can make to have the support of those around you in tough times, and during cancer treatment in particular. It...
  • Blog Post: Benefits webchat 24 July - transcript

    Last week, Sarah and Dave from the Welfare Rights Team on Macmillan’s support line, joined us in the chat room to answer your questions about benefits and entitlement for those affected by cancer. Topics included entitlement to Employment and Support Allowance, Attendance Allowance, Carer’s...
  • Blog Post: Genetics and family history 2014 - webchat transcript

    Last week, Jennifer and Geri, Cancer Information Nurses from the Macmillan support line, joined us in the chat room to answer your questions about genetics and family history related to cancer. Topics included gene testing, cancer types that are common in a family, and fears about passing an increased...
  • Blog Post: A year to remember

    The final figures are in, and we now know just exactly how many people Macmillan helped in 2013. Our latest annual report shows that we reached a staggering 5.2 million people last year. We know there’s still lots more to do if we’re going to make sure that no one faces cancer alone. But...
  • Blog Post: Yummy new cake ideas for your coffee morning

    26 September is the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning. All across the country, people will be getting together at coffee mornings to share cake and a cuppa and raise money to help people affected by cancer. We’re already busy preparing for the event, and we’ve recently added some yummy...
  • Blog Post: Benefits webchat – Thursday 24 July

    This month’s benefits webchat is on Thursday 24 July from 12-1pm. Benefits advisers Sarah and Dave will be joining us in the chatroom to answer your questions about the benefits system. Sarah and Dave work on the Macmillan Support line, helping people affected by cancer understand the benefits...
  • 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...