Ask the Expert

This page is all about our 'Ask the Expert' chats with nurses and benefits advisers. Our experts join us on the community a few times each month to answer your questions on particular topics.

See below for details of our next webchats with experts.

Outside of our expert chats, you can still get support from other people with similar cancer types and experiences, by joining and posting in relevant groups. Search for a group.

Past chats
  • Benefits webchat, 30 April - transcript

    Last week, welfare rights advisers Ceri and Chris joined us in the chatroom to answer your questions about benefits for people affected by cancer and their carers. Here are all the questions and answers from the chat. The chat is now finished but you can still speak to a benefits adviser by calling the Macmillan Support Line (0808 808 0000, Mon...
  • Bowel, rectum and anal cancer webchat - transcript

    Last week we held a live webchat about bowel, rectum and anal cancer. Macmillan Support Line nurses Anne and John joined us in the chat room. They answered your questions on things like hereditary bowel cancer, bowel cancer screening, bowel problems, and diet. Here are all the questions and answers from the chat. The chat is now finished but you...
  • Critical illness and life insurance webchat - transcript

    Last week, financial guides Laura and Julia joined us live in the chatroom to answer your questions about critical illness insurance and life insurance. Laura and Julia work in the Financial Guidance Service on the Macmillan Support Line, helping people affected by cancer with financial issues. They answered questions about getting life or critical...
  • Benefits webchat, 26 March 2015 - transcript

    Last week, welfare rights advisers Ceri and Melvin joined us in the chatroom to answer your benefits questions. Here are all the questions and answers from the chat. The chat is now finished but you can still speak to a benefits adviser by calling the Macmillan Support Line (0808 808 0000, Mon-Fri, 9am-8pm) or you can email your question . I have...
  • 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...
  • Benefits webchat 26 February 2015 - transcript

    Last week, welfare rights advisers Kathy and Sinead joined us in the chatroom to answer your benefits questions. Topics included Disability Living Allowance, Personal Independence Payment and Attendance Allowance. Here are all the questions and answers from the chat. The chat is now finished but you can still speak to advisers like Kathy and Sinead...
  • Chemotherapy webchat transcript

    Last week, Macmillan Support Line nurses Bill and John joined us in the chat room to answer your questions about chemotherapy. Topics included the long-term effects of chemotherapy, joint pain and neuropathy and the effect of chemo on blood vessels and travelling. Here are all the questions and answers from the chat. The chat is now finished but...
  • Hair, make-up and skincare webchat transcript

    Last week’s live webchat was all about coping with the visible side-effects of cancer treatment – on your hair, skin and nails. We were joined in the chatroom by Rachael, a Boots Macmillan Beauty Advisor , and Angie, a cancer information nurse from the Macmillan Support Line. They answered questions on subjects including products for...
  • Thyroid cancer webchat transcript

    Last week, thyroid cancer nurses Geri and Ingrid joined us in the chatroom to answer your questions about thyroid cancer. Topics included hormone levels, physiotherapy after surgery, radioactive iodine treatment, and the emotional effects of treatment. Here are all the questions and answers from the chat. The chat is now finished but you can...
  • Benefits webchat, 27 November 2014 - transcript

    Last week, benefits advisers Ceri and Laura joined us in the chatroom to answer some of your questions. Lots of you came along to ask about claiming benefits for people with cancer and their carers. Here are all the questions and answers from the chat. The chat is now finished but you can still speak to a benefits adviser by calling us free on...