Blogs

Blogs

Write down your experiences and share your knowledge with members of the community. Whether it’s a personal journal or a record of your marathon training, your blog is a space for you to communicate your thoughts to the world.

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  • Macmillan's cancer information

    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...
  • Community News Blog

    Prostate cancer webchat transcript (March 2015)

    As part of Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, Macmillan Support Line nurses Josie and John joined us in the chat room. They answered your questions on things like hormone treatment, chemotherapy, advanced prostate cancer and genetic risk of prostate cancer. Here are all the questions and answers from the chat. The chat is now finished but you can...
  • Our journey from the start

    Three months down the line

    It's 3 months since J heard that he was in remission and he's just about to go in for his first 3 month check up, so it must be time to darken the door of this blog again for an update - and well, as usual, to express some of my darker worries that I don't seem to be able to say to anyone in real life. The nice bit is that remission, so...
  • Macmillan's cancer information

    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...
  • Random thoughts on a random event

    In defence of the battle against cancer

    I’ve been following the debate on whether The War Against Cancer is an unwinnable war in which the enemy is not engaged and where the collateral damage is people affected by cancer. I’ve been mulling over where I stand on this. I can see that the fighting, battling, war-like metaphors are not always helpful. That they can leave those who...