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  • Blog Post: Mac takeover day 2015!

    Yesterday over 400 members of Macmillan staff took to the streets of London to fundraise for our annual #Mactakeover day. We put on our wackiest outfits (and biggest smiles) and raised over £18,000 for people affected by cancer. I had a lovely hot day fundraising with my bucket in Picadilly whilst...
  • Blog Post: Can books help us with loss and grieving?

    Members of the Bereaved spouses and partners group have recommended a list of books around the theme of loss, which have helped them and given them comfort during difficult days. Thank you to members of this group for their suggestions, and feel free to continue adding your own in the comments section...
  • Blog Post: Are you working with cancer? Knowing your rights can help

    Cancer has huge emotional and physical impacts, so it’s not surprising that many people need to take time off during or after treatment and that many face difficulties when they return to work. If you have cancer, it’s important to understand your rights at work and to work with your employer...
  • Blog Post: Guest post: How I coped with life on a clinical trial

    By Jen, who blogs about her experiences with and after melanoma at liferightnow.co.uk . I was diagnosed on the 24 October 2013 with stage III malignant melanoma , following the discovery of a large lump in my left armpit. The melanoma had metastasised from a mis-diagnosed mole, some three years earlier...
  • Blog Post: Online Q&A: Benefits advice (Thursday 25 July)

    It's time for our monthly benefits Q&A session here on the Online Community. Claiming benefits can be one way to help deal with the financial pressures of cancer and taking time off work. But it can be a bit of a nightmare to work out what you can claim and how to apply. Benefits advisers...
  • Blog Post: What surprised you about chemotherapy?

    Today we have some personal anecdotes and stories from some of our Community Champions who are discussing what surprised them about chemotherapy. Many people go into chemo with pre-conceptions about it, such as it will be very quick, or that they will be in a room alone, however this is not always the...
  • Blog Post: Guest blog: Daddy Day Care

    Jamie’s wife Jules was diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer age 37, just 3 months after having her first child Freddie. Jamie looked after his son a lot whilst Jules was recovering from a hysterectomy as well as lymph node removal and chemotherapy. Jules is now recovering from cancer, and in 2015 Jamie...
  • Blog Post: Guest blog: Caring as a young adult – anxiety, guilt and learning from my mistakes

    Carers Week 2015 (8-14th June) is the chance to recognise the incredible work that carers do for their loved ones. In 2011 there were over 178,000 young carers in England and Wales who provide support to a family member who is sick, disabled or in need of care. Gabby from Macmillan has cared for...
  • Blog Post: Online Q&A: Long-term effects of cancer treatment, Wed 17 June

    Ask our nurses your questions about coping with the long-term effects of cancer treatment right here on the Online Community next week. Cancer information nurses Karen and Eileen will be here on Wednesday 17 June from 12-1pm. More people are surviving cancer than ever before, and that can only be...
  • Blog Post: “Physical activity allowed me to reclaim my body” – sport, exercise and getting moving after cancer treatment

    This week is Women’s Sport Week, so today we’re talking about getting active during or after cancer. Physical activity doesn’t have to mean being an athlete, running for miles or doing a high-intensity workout – it’s about finding a level and an activity that works for you...