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  • Blog Post: Coming soon – find your friend requests and private messages more easily

    I just wanted to share with you the latest in our ongoing series of site updates and improvements, which will be released next week. The new account bar will appear across every page of the Online Community and will allow you quick and easy access to your profile page, your friends list and your private...
  • Blog Post: Benefits webchat - Thursday 29 January

    Next week, it's time for the first benefits chat of 2015. Every month, two benefits advisers join us in the chatroom to answer your questions about benefits for people affected by cancer. Ceri and Carolyn work on the Macmillan Support Line, helping people work out what benefits they are entitled...
  • Blog Post: New website preview – Macmillan’s cancer information

    There are going to be some changes to the main Macmillan website and now’s your chance to see a preview version and let us know what you think. The editors, developers, project managers and Cancer Information Development team have been working really hard over the last few months to launch...
  • Blog Post: Bereavement Q&A - practical solutions to common problems

    Next week, we’ll be holding a question and answer session in our bereavement groups. The discussion will be hosted by Clinical Psychologists Dr Erin Hope Thompson and Dr Kirsten Smith from The Loss Foundation . Erin and Kirsten will be talking about practical solutions to common problems...
  • Blog Post: Thyroid cancer webchat – Wednesday 21 January

    Our next live webchat will be on 21 January, 12-1pm, and will be all about thyroid cancer. Your experts for the chat will be Geri and Ingrid, specialist thyroid cancer nurses. They’ll be answering your questions about coping with thyroid cancer. Topics could include: surgery for thyroid cancer...
  • Blog Post: A guide to pain relief medicines

    Hi, I’m Lizzie and I’m a medicines information pharmacist at the North West London Hospitals Trust. Most people with cancer will experience pain, either as a symptom of the cancer itself, or as a side effect of treatment. Cancer pain can be controlled most of the time. Here are some of...
  • Blog Post: Cancer can be the loneliest place: A sneak peek at Macmillan’s new TV ad

    As a member of our Online Community, we want you to be one of the first to see our new advert before it goes on TV from Monday. Watch our new TV advert here We know that many of you will understand the feeling of loneliness and isolation that cancer can cause – and how having the right...
  • Blog Post: New Year’s resolutions: Motivating or unrealistic?

    New Year’s can be a difficult time for someone affected by cancer, as there are often so many unanswered questions going into a new year. It can stir up a range of emotions in us- celebration, remembrance, recovery, acceptance. The difficultly is when everyone is talking about a new start and it...
  • Blog Post: Coping with thyroid cancer – new specialist nurse service

    Hi, I’m Geri, and I’m the new thyroid specialist nurse on the Macmillan Support Line. I’ve just started in the role this week, as part of a new service from Macmillan to help anyone affected by thyroid cancer. It seemed like a good time for me to introduce myself and write a blog...
  • Blog Post: What are your hopes for 2015?

    The start of a new year can bring mixed emotions. Some of you may be feeling nervous or sad about what lies ahead, while some of you may be feeling hopeful and looking forward to a fresh start. So many of you have had an incredibly difficult year, and it’s only natural for many of us to look...