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Macmillan's cancer information

This blog will give you regular, high-quality information about cancer. 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
  • Information for prisoners who are dying, their family and friends

    If you have a family member or friend in prison who is expected to die in the next few months, this blog has information for you. It’s about what prisoners and their family and friends can expect and the different members of the healthcare and prison team that can support them. What can prisoners expect? Although all prisons are different...
  • When cancer runs in a family

    If several people in your family have had cancer, you may be worried that cancer runs in your family . Knowing that a grand-parent, a parent or an uncle, for example, have had a cancer experience can make you feel at risk of developing cancer too. Besides, regular mention of the BRCA genes or ‘cancer genes’ in the media may have led you...
  • Fundraising ideas for Macmillan

    Here, our Content Developer Debbie tells us how she raised lots of money for her Macmillan China Hiking Challenge, and at the same time gives us some fun fundraising inspiration. So you’ve signed up for the London to Paris cycle challenge , next year’s London Marathon , or maybe you’ve gone all out and plumped for the once-in...
  • Your rights at work when you’re affected by cancer

    Each year almost 120,000 people of working age are diagnosed with cancer. Whether you are an employee, carer, business or health professional we can provide support and information about work and cancer. Cancer can have a big impact on work. The Macmillan website has lots of information on work and cancer . Here you can find out about the laws in...
  • Meet Abi - our Managing Editor

    In this blog, Abi tells us all about her role here at Macmillan. Hi, I’m Abi and I’m the Managing Editor in Macmillan’s Cancer Information Development team. I’ve worked at Macmillan for seven years now, and I love working here. I feel proud of my team and all that we achieve together, which includes an extensive range of top...