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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
  • Top tips for avoiding infection during and after cancer treatment

    In this blog our Cancer Information Development Nurse Teresa discusses ways to avoid infection. Some cancer treatments can affect your immunity and make you more prone to infections. It’s natural that this might cause concern. But there’s a lot you can do to reduce the chance of getting an infection during and after cancer treatment. ...
  • How are you feeling? Looking after your mental health

    It’s Mental Health Awareness Week from 11–17 May. This blog was written by Hazel, a Macmillan Clinical Psychologist. I meet with people with cancer and their families to provide psychological therapy. This is either as individuals or groups. The aim is to help people who are experiencing significant distress as a result of their cancer...
  • Get your shades on and stay safe in the sun!

    Summer is on its way and we’re all looking forward to some warmer days and brighter evenings. In the office, we are all looking forward to glorious summer holidays, BBQs, ice-cream, picnics and long bike rides. Although we all enjoy a bit of sunshine (and all the fun things it brings!) it’s important that we stay safe in the sun to avoid...
  • Physical activity after cancer

    In this blog, Aurélie, an Editor here at Macmillan, tells us how physical activity helped her recover after surgery. Physical activity is good for us . We hear about of all the time and after cancer treatment your doctor may encourage you to keep active. This is because it has been demonstrated that physical activity can help you recover more...
  • 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...