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  • Blog Post: Let’s get talking

    These words are from a recent interview with Katherine Jenkins, in which the world-famous classical singer talked about her experience of supporting her best friend through her cancer journey. I think her statement echoes the thoughts of many who have been affected by cancer and struggled to find their...
  • Blog Post: How to be there for someone with cancer

    Finding out that someone you care about has cancer can leave you feeling helpless. You might be worried about what to say or how to help. But it’s easier than you think. You might be a relative, friend, colleague or neighbour. You might live near your loved one, or on the other side of the world...
  • Blog Post: Cancer Talk Week webchat: Transcript

    For our Cancer Talk Week webchat, we were joined by Sue Parkes from Relate to answer all your questions on how cancer has affected your relationships with friends, family and partners. If you’d like to read up on this topic, we have lots of information in our Relationships and Communications section...
  • Blog Post: Cancer Talk Week – Going back to work

    Going back to work after being diagnosed can be a daunting time, especially when you don’t know how to break the news to your colleagues and employer, or if you should tell them about it. Telling your colleagues and manager about your cancer is a personal choice – some people find...
  • Blog Post: Cancer Talk Week – Telling your friends

    You and your friends have been through thick and thin together, and have talked about everything from the trivial to the deeply personal. However, in a time where we have more Facebook friends and Twitter followers than family members, it’s shocking to see that nearly two out of three people...
  • Blog Post: Cancer Talk Week – You and your partner

    Even the strongest relationships can be tested when an other half is diagnosed with cancer, and no matter how close the both of you are you might find it hard to communicate your feelings to each other. You might think you know what your partner is thinking or feeling but those assumptions...
  • Blog Post: Cancer Talk Week - Talking to your family

    Being diagnosed with cancer is a tough experience. But for those going through it, telling the family can be a challenge in itself. Maybe you’re worried about how your family will react to your diagnosis, or you feel you don’t want to bring distress or worry to those you’re...
  • Blog Post: It's good to talk...

    For this year’s Cancer Talk Week , we’ll be hosting a live webchat next Thursday(26 th Jan) at 12pm with Relate councillor Sue Parkes, who’ll be on hand to answer any questions you have about how cancer has affected your relationship with your partner, your friends or your family...
  • Blog Post: Looking to the future - talk to the Macmillan nurses

    Looking to the future - talk to the Macmillan nurses who visit the wards where treatment takes place re financial difficulties if unable to work, benefits, grants, disability aids etc, and find out if there is any help available whilst you are receiving care. Checkout free prescriptions with your...