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  • Blog Post: Prostate cancer webchat transcript (March 2015)

    As part of Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, Macmillan Support Line nurses Josie and John joined us in the chat room. They answered your questions on things like hormone treatment, chemotherapy, advanced prostate cancer and genetic risk of prostate cancer. Here are all the questions and answers from...
  • Blog Post: Guest post: My cancer is not a battle – it’s more like having a rubbish job

    By Lucy Booth. Lucy was diagnosed with breast cancer in October 2011 at the age of 32. In May 2014, she found out it had spread to her bones, liver and lung. This blog post is based on a speech Lucy made at the launch of a Macmillan information centre at Whittington Hospital in north London. She writes...
  • Blog Post: What makes you happy?

    As part of the International Day of Happiness, we wanted to ask you, what makes you happy? Having cancer, or watching a loved one go through it, can make us unsure of when to smile again, or doubt if it’s even okay to smile. We sometimes feel guilty when we have a moment of happiness, when we...
  • Blog Post: Benefits webchat - Thursday 26 March

    Questions about benefits? Come and chat to our friendly welfare rights advisers Ceri and Melvin in our next benefits webchat. Whether you have been diagnosed with cancer yourself, or you’re supporting someone who has, there’s a wide range of benefits and financial support out there. But...
  • Blog Post: Sorry mum! - Mother’s Day 2015

    On Sunday it was Mother’s Day and mums all over the country woke up to beautifully wrapped gifts, flowers and lots of love from their children. Or maybe your house looked a bit more like mine, where mum woke up to a big sloppy kiss... from the dog, while I ran to the shops to grab some rather lonely...
  • Blog Post: Are you worried about ovarian cancer?

    This month is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. You may have heard about ovarian cancer in the news recently following the publication of a study on hormone replacement therapy and the risk of developing ovarian cancer . Or you may know someone who has been affected by ovarian cancer or worry about your...
  • Blog Post: Will you help us make cancer an election priority?

    As part of our Time to Choose campaign , I went to Bradshawgate to talk to the people of Leigh about how they could get involved and make cancer an election priority in 2015. It's a shocking figure that by 2020, half of us will face cancer during our lifetimes . That's a thousand people diagnosed...
  • Blog Post: Prostate cancer webchat – Wednesday 18 March

    This month is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, so we’re holding a live webchat here on the Online Community next Wednesday lunchtime. Do you have a question about PSA tests, hormone therapy, sexual or bladder problems, or anything else related to prostate cancer? Cancer Information Nurses John...
  • Blog Post: Reach out to someone with cancer – first look at our new TV ad

    Do you have friends or family who’ve lost touch since cancer came into your life? Have people been awkward with you, or not known what to say or how to help? Often, people want to be supportive to patients and carers, but they aren’t sure what to do or say. That’s something Macmillan...
  • Blog Post: Laughing in the face of cancer: can humour help you cope?

    There’s nothing funny about cancer...or is there? Have you ever been in the situation where you’ve been really nervous or afraid – perhaps in hospital – and something completely out of the blue makes you burst out laughing and somehow manages to break all the tension? Here...