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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
  • A guide for young people looking after someone with cancer

    Are you looking after someone in your family who has cancer? Maybe it’s your mum, dad or grandparent? If you are under 18 and you spend time looking after someone who is ill, then you are a young carer, and our new young carers handbook is for you. It’s been written in collaboration with other young people like you who’ve cared for...
  • Body image and cancer video – Sharing your experiences

    For some people, cancer can have a big impact on their body . Treatments like surgery , chemotherapy , radiotherapy and hormonal therapy can change the way your body looks, works and feels. The changes that have happened to your body can be a constant reminder of your cancer diagnosis and treatment. Research shows that 3 out of 4 people who have experienced...
  • Men and cancer – Men’s Health Week 2015

    In this blog, our Content Editor Stu encourages men to be open about the issues that affect them, as well as be more proactive and open-minded in accessing help, information and support. Men's health This week (15-21 June) is Men's Health Week in England and Wales. This is an initiative launched by the Mens Health Forum to encourage action...
  • Cervical Screening Awareness Week 15th–21st June

    In this blog, Rebecca tells us about her cervical screening experience and gives us information on the importance of these screenings. Rebecca’s experience: ‘After putting off my screening test for far too long, a conversation with a friend prompted me to book the appointment. The test itself was fine but a couple of days afterwards...
  • Cancer prevention – what you can do

    In this blog Elissia discusses how you can help reduce your risk of getting cancer by making positive lifestyle choices. By the end of 2016, a thousand people will be diagnosed with cancer each day. This is a shocking statistic, but there are things you can do to help reduce your risk of getting cancer and to make sure you’re diagnosed as early...