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  • Blog Post: “I’m not too young to understand” – Information for young carers

    Looking after a loved one with cancer is hard work and has a huge impact on your life. If this is true for adult carers, it is even more so for young carers. Being a young carer impacts on a young person’s emotional and physical well-being. They are constantly dealing with the stress and worry...
  • Blog Post: Online Q&A: Benefits advice, Thursday 28 May

    Ask our benefits advisers your questions about benefits for people with cancer and their carers, right here on the Online Community next week. Money worries are the last thing you need when you are living with cancer. There is a range of benefits and financial help available, but it can be really tricky...
  • Blog Post: Let’s talk about dying

    Dying Matters week is the chance for us to talk more openly about what we want at the end of life, and how to make important plans for when we are gone. For some people, talking about what they want at the end is empowering, and can give them comfort that everything is organised for their loved ones...
  • Blog Post: Guest blog: I never thought I’d wind up in a chemotherapy suite age 18

    Amrik - one of Macmillan's main supporters, has written about being diagnosed with cancer age 18, having to put his studies on hold and the light he found at the end of the tunnel. I was lucky enough to meet Amrik and his positivity and for life and drive is inspiring. Thanks for sharing your story...
  • Blog Post: Cancer took my breast - but then they put me back together again and I'm stronger than ever

    Losing body parts is not something anyone wants, particularly not a woman who faces losing her breasts because of poxy cancer. Some ladies won't need a mastectomy - they will have the lump cut out, which is known as a lumpectomy. In either case, both involve scars and can feel like a part of your...
  • Blog Post: Mental health and coping with your emotions

    This week is Mental Health Awareness Week , so today we want to talk openly about mental health. Unfortunately, mental health problems are still a subject that many people find difficult to address – there is often much more of a stigma than with physical illness. But mental health problems affect...
  • Blog Post: Online Q&A: Genetics and family history, Wed 20 May

    Ask our nurses your questions about cancer genetics and family history right here on the Online Community next week. Cancer information nurses Josie and Liz will be here on Wed 20 May from 12-1pm. If someone in your family has cancer, it’s common to wonder if this means you are more likely...
  • Blog Post: Why Charmaine is proud to be a Macmillan Nurse

    Today is International Nurses Day , a day to celebrate the amazing difference nurses make in people’s lives. It’s also 40 years since the very first Macmillan professional started helping people affected by cancer. So, we’re celebrating all the nurses that have helped you on your...
  • Blog Post: Benefits webchat, 30 April - transcript

    Last week, welfare rights advisers Ceri and Chris joined us in the chatroom to answer your questions about benefits for people affected by cancer and their carers. Here are all the questions and answers from the chat. The chat is now finished but you can still speak to a benefits adviser by calling...
  • Blog Post: Guest post: Staying safe in the sun – with style

    This week is Sun Awareness Week, so we’ve brought you this guest post from Jen, who blogs about life after melanoma at liferightnow.co.uk . As spring arrives and the evenings get lighter, all around people begin to get excited for summer. But what happens when you unwillingly become a part...