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  • 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: Online Q&A: Genetics and family history, Wed 20 May

    Ask our nurses your questions about cancer genetics and family history right here on the Online Community next week. Cancer information nurses Josie and Liz will be here on Wed 20 May from 12-1pm. If someone in your family has cancer, it’s common to wonder if this means you are more likely...
  • Blog Post: Bowel, rectum and anal cancer webchat - transcript

    Last week we held a live webchat about bowel, rectum and anal cancer. Macmillan Support Line nurses Anne and John joined us in the chat room. They answered your questions on things like hereditary bowel cancer, bowel cancer screening, bowel problems, and diet. Here are all the questions and answers...
  • Blog Post: Breast cancer webchat – Wednesday 9 October

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, so next week specialist nurses Josie and Ellen will be joining us for a live webchat. They’ll be in our chatroom from 12-1pm on Wednesday 9 October, answering your questions about breast cancer symptoms, diagnosis, and living with breast cancer. Breast...
  • Blog Post: Complementary therapies webchat – transcript

    Last week, Pamela Rose, a nurse from our Macmillan Support Line, answered questions about complementary therapies live in the chatroom. Complementary therapies are therapies that are used alongside conventional medical treatment. They are not used to cure or treat cancer but may help relieve side...
  • 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: Oesophagus (gullet) cancer webchat – Wednesday 8 May

    If you have questions about cancer of the oesophagus , join our specialist nurses live in the chatroom from 12-1pm on Wednesday 8 May. The oesophagus, or gullet, is the long muscular tube that moves food from the mouth down to the stomach. Cancer can happen anywhere along the length of the oesophagus...
  • Blog Post: Genetics and family history 2014 - webchat transcript

    Last week, Jennifer and Geri, Cancer Information Nurses from the Macmillan support line, joined us in the chat room to answer your questions about genetics and family history related to cancer. Topics included gene testing, cancer types that are common in a family, and fears about passing an increased...
  • Blog Post: Skin cancer web chat: Thursday 5th May

    Hello everyone, Since this is sun awareness month , we've got a web chat planned with Nurse Carol Goodman, a specialist in skin cancers, who will be discussing skin cancer symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and post-treatment. Malignant melanoma claims over 2,000 lives every year in the UK and...
  • Blog Post: Bowel cancer webchat – 8 April

    Questions about bowel (colon and rectum) cancer? Join nurses Jennifer and Anne for a webchat next Tuesday lunchtime. It’s Bowel Cancer Awareness Month, so Jennifer and Anne will be in our chatroom to answer your questions. Topics could include treatment, side effects, surgery or coping with...