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Macmillan's cancer information

This blog will give you regular, high-quality information about cancer. You'll also get to meet the info team and get updates on our projects. We hope you find it useful. And if there's any topic you'd like us to blog about, just let us know.

Latest Entries
  • Mouth cancer awareness month

    November is mouth cancer awareness month. In our latest team blog, our information nurse Teri looks at the key facts about mouth cancer, including symptoms, causes and treatments... As with many cancers, if mouth cancer is diagnosed early, it can usually be treated more successfully. However, most of us are unaware of the causes and symptoms of mouth...
  • Lung cancer awareness month

    November is lung cancer awareness month. With around 43,500 people diagnosed each year, lung cancer is the second most common cancer in the UK. It’s important that, together, we spread awareness of lung cancer to get this number down. In this blog, our info team intern Roos talks you through some of the key facts about lung cancer, how to spot...
  • Cancer in focus: Hollywood’s take on one of life’s toughest battles

    With the recent release of Miss You Already , which follows two inseparable friends, Milly (Toni Collette) and Jess (Drew Barrymore), as they attempt to deal with the former’s struggle with a recent breast cancer diagnosis, our editor Sofiane takes a look back at the rush of cancer films to hit the big screen in the last few years. Not all...
  • Your cancer risk with processed meat and red meat

    One of the big news stories this week was that the World Health Organisation (WHO) have classified processed meat as a ‘definite’ cause of cancer. They also said red meat is a ‘probable’ cause of bowel cancer and may be linked to cancers of the prostate and pancreas . Reading the comments sections of many newspapers, we can...
  • Keeping active in autumn

    Good news: we all get an extra hour in bed this weekend. Bad news: it means that British Summer Time is over and the clocks are going back. Good news (again): our team volunteer Nisrin has written this blog on keeping active in autumn. For many of us, summer is now a distant memory. Hot sunny days spent enjoying picnics, parks and the seaside are...