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  • 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...
  • Blog Post: Benefits webchat 24 April – transcript

    Last week, benefits advisers Sarah and Ceri were in the chatroom answering your questions about benefits. Topics included, delays to PIP, benefits while working and on sick leave, and help with travel costs. All the questions and answers from the chat are below. The chat is now finished , but you...
  • Blog Post: What questions should you ask your medical team?

    When you get the news you have cancer, it can be hard to take in anything else. So many people say that everything afterwards is a bit of a blur, and they don’t remember anything else they’ve been told. You may have a million and one questions to ask before treatment – or you may...
  • Blog Post: Cancer information videos on our site

    Have you seen any of our cancer information videos ? If you are affected by cancer, you might feel flooded by information, from health professionals, booklets and websites. Or, you might feel the complete opposite; that you’re not getting the full picture and you don’t know what to expect...