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  • Blog Post: Long-term effects of cancer treatment – webchat, Wednesday 18 June

    This week, join us for a live webchat about the long-term effects of cancer treatment. Our experts will be cancer information nurse Allan and dietitian Jenny. They’ll be in the chatroom to answer your questions from 7-7.45pm on Wednesday 18 June. With cancer treatments improving, more people...
  • Blog Post: Father’s Day: “That’s my dad.”

    This Sunday is Father’s Day, and Macmillan’s supporters are already paying tribute to their dads on social media. If you’d like to get involved, post a picture of your dad to Twitter or Facebook, with three words to describe him, using the hashtag #Thatsmydad If you’d like...
  • Blog Post: Connect with a cancer ‘buddy’

    Here on the Online Community, we know what a difference it can make to talk to someone who understands what you’re going through. Macmillan Connected is a service that connects you with a trained online ‘buddy’ who can support you by email or Skype. Our buddies are trained volunteers...
  • Blog Post: Skin cancer webchat, June 2014 - transcript

    Last week’s webchat was all about skin cancer. Nurses Carol and Anne joined us in the chatroom to answer your questions on all types of skin cancer, including basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and malignant melanoma. Topics included staying safe in the sun, new drug trials for melanoma...
  • Blog Post: Looking after someone with cancer? Would you call yourself a carer?

    Carers Week kicks off today with thousands of events taking place across the UK to celebrate carers. But we know there are many people who look after someone with cancer who wouldn’t call themselves carers. If you look after someone with cancer, you might not think of yourself as a carer. You...
  • Blog Post: Extended opening hours for the Support Line: Saturday 7-Friday 13 June

    From today, for one week only, the Macmillan Support Line will be trialling extended opening hours. It will be open Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 June, 9am-5pm, and then Monday 9-Friday 13 June, 9am-10pm. It’s free to call and the number is 0808 808 0000 . Watch Zahida explain more about her...
  • Blog Post: My Last Summer: TV programme on tonight about living with terminal illness

    Thanks very much to some of our members for spotting that a documentary called My Last Summer is starting on Channel 4 tonight. It follows five terminally ill people, four of whom have cancer, who meet regularly to support each other. It looks like it could be a really difficult watch – but...
  • Blog Post: A story about Stephens’s story

    “When life gives you lemons make lemonade, but what about when life gives you cancer?” Stephen Sutton was a British blogger known for his blog “ Stephen’s story ” He was an active fundraiser for the Teenage Cancer Trust. During his short life he inspired and touched the...
  • 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...