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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
  • Bowel Cancer Awareness Month – April 2015

    April is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month. In this blog, Cancer Information Development intern Holly shares some facts on the UK’s third most commonly diagnosed cancer. Bowel cancer is used to describe cancer of the colon , rectum or small bowel. Every year in the UK, over 40,000 people are diagnosed with bowel cancer – that’s roughly...
  • Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

    March is prostate cancer awareness month. This is a great opportunity for cancer charities, hospitals, health information providers and support organisations to raise the profile of the most common cancer in men. Here, nurse Richard takes a quick look at some of the key points – but there's loads more to read on our website . Basic facts...
  • Purple Day – Brain tumours and epilepsy

    In this blog, Senior Editor Tess talks about her experiences of epilepsy. Today is Purple Day , which is an international awareness day of epilepsy. If you have a brain tumour, you may have epilepsy as a result of it. Other people with cancer may have epilepsy that's unrelated to their cancer. It’s estimated that 1 in 100 people have epilepsy...
  • March is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

    Angelina Jolie has recently spoken about her decision to go ahead with preventative surgery for ovarian cancer. Back in May 2013 we featured a blog after it emerged that she had a preventative double mastectomy (you can read this blog here ). Her decisions were based on the fact that Angelina has a family history of cancer and, like 5–10% of...
  • Recipes for people affected by cancer - Desserts

    This is our final blog about the latest edition of our recipe book for people affected by cancer. You may have read the last two in the series, where we shared our thoughts on three starters (watercress and leek soup, smoked fish chowder and parsnip and coconut soup) and three main courses (one-pot fish with black olives and tomatoes, broccoli mornay...