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  • Blog Post: Guest post: What does good hospice care look like?

    Guest post by Andrea Sutcliffe, Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care at the Care Quality Commission : The Care Quality Commission (CQC) checks health and social care services to make sure they provide people with safe, effective, compassionate and high-quality care. This includes hospitals, care homes...
  • Blog Post: Skin cancer webchat – Tuesday 3 June

    Ask a nurse your questions about skin cancer in next week’s webchat. Cancer information nurses Carol and Anne will be joining us in the chatroom from 12-1pm on Tuesday 3 June. Types of skin cancer include melanoma, squamous cell carcinoma and basal cell carcinoma. Carol and Anne will be answering...
  • Blog Post: Emotional effects of cancer – Facebook Q&A with Mind

    Last week, we held a question and answer session about the emotional effects of cancer over on the Macmillan Facebook page . Katherine, an Information Officer from the charity Mind, answered questions, along with Macmillan cancer information nurse John. Mind provides advice and support to empower...
  • Blog Post: Has a cancer diagnosis inspired you to travel?

    Maybe it’s the nice weather putting us all the holiday mood, but there’s been a lot of talk in the Macmillan office about travel – where we’re planning to go this summer, and what our dream destinations would be. Of course, if you’re living with cancer, travelling, especially...
  • Blog Post: The side effects of cancer treatment – webchat transcript

    Three experts recently joined us in the chatroom to answer your questions on the side effects of cancer treatment. Kate is a cancer information nurse from the Macmillan Support Line, Lizzie is a pharmacist and Lynne is a radiographer. They answered questions about the side effects of treatments such...
  • Blog Post: What’s your legacy?

    As part of Dying Matters Awareness Week , we asked people what they’d like to be remembered for. Here’s what some of them said: Viv: “I want to be remembered as a hard-working person who takes care of other people.” Amanda: “I leave my books and my training packs and...
  • Blog Post: What nursing means to me – Vikki, Macmillan nurse

    Today is International Nurses’ Day , so we asked Macmillan nurse Vikki Jones to tell us what nursing means to her. Vikki is a Macmillan Gynae Oncology Advanced Nurse Practitioner at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire – and she’s also one of the stars of Macmillan’s...
  • Blog Post: Can being creative help you cope with cancer?

    Our blog post about a day in the life of an art therapist has been one of the most read posts so far this year, and I know that we have a few members who have posted their poems, drawings and other creative efforts on the site. This got me thinking – can being creative help you cope with difficult...
  • Blog Post: Late diagnosis: “I felt like I wasn’t being listened to”

    There have been a lot of cancer stories in the news in the last couple of weeks – and it’s been a real mix of good and bad. First came the news that cancer survival rates are improving, with half of people diagnosed now expected to live for ten years or more. It’s great to hear this...
  • Blog Post: Side effects webchat – Tuesday 6 May

    Nurse Kate and pharmacist Lizzie will be in our chatroom on Tuesday evening to answer your questions about the side effects of treatment. Cancer treatment can cause many different side effects, including nausea, hair loss, fatigue and mouth problems. What side effects you get will depend on your treatment...