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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
  • 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...
  • Recipes for people affected by cancer – Main Courses

    You may have read our last recipes blog where we shared our thoughts on the parsnip and coconut soup, watercress and leek soup and smoked fish chowder. This time we’re letting you know how we got on cooking three of the main courses. We have a book full of recipes especially for people with cancer. Each recipe is designed to be appetising and...
  • Recipes for people affected by cancer - Starters

    We have a booklet full of recipes especially for people with cancer. Each recipe is designed to be appetising and to encourage you to eat even when you don’t feel like it. We wanted to make sure that they were up to scratch so we put a few of them to the test. Over the coming weeks we’ll be posting a series of three blogs covering starters...