Community News Blog

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Community News Blog

This is where you can find out about all the amazing things going on in the Online Community. It's where you'll find news about events and awareness months; ways to get involved with Macmillan and up-to-date campaigning news from Macmillan HQ.

Latest Entries
  • Online Q&A: Benefits advice, Thursday 28 May

    Ask our benefits advisers your questions about benefits for people with cancer and their carers, right here on the Online Community next week. Money worries are the last thing you need when you are living with cancer. There is a range of benefits and financial help available, but it can be really tricky to work out what you are entitled to and how...
  • Let’s talk about dying

    Dying Matters week is the chance for us to talk more openly about what we want at the end of life, and how to make important plans for when we are gone. For some people, talking about what they want at the end is empowering, and can give them comfort that everything is organised for their loved ones when they are gone. Here is what some of our community...
  • Guest blog: I never thought I’d wind up in a chemotherapy suite age 18

    Amrik - one of Macmillan's main supporters, has written about being diagnosed with cancer age 18, having to put his studies on hold and the light he found at the end of the tunnel. I was lucky enough to meet Amrik and his positivity and for life and drive is inspiring. Thanks for sharing your story. I’ve always found that talking about cancer...
  • Cancer took my breast - but then they put me back together again and I'm stronger than ever

    Losing body parts is not something anyone wants, particularly not a woman who faces losing her breasts because of poxy cancer. Some ladies won't need a mastectomy - they will have the lump cut out, which is known as a lumpectomy. In either case, both involve scars and can feel like a part of your femininity being taken away. I was gutted when...
  • Mental health and coping with your emotions

    This week is Mental Health Awareness Week , so today we want to talk openly about mental health. Unfortunately, mental health problems are still a subject that many people find difficult to address – there is often much more of a stigma than with physical illness. But mental health problems affect one in four people every year – and they...