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  • Blog Post: Four surprising ways cancer can affect you

    Written by Craig Melcher, Content Strategy Manager at Macmillan For the general public, the story of cancer has long been one of being cured or not cured. ‘Beating cancer’ or dying from it. That story is changing. Thanks to improved ways of diagnosing and treating cancers, they’re...
  • Blog Post: What do you think of this blog?

    Hi readers! We’d like to ask for your very expert opinions on this blog, whether you already read it or not. There’ll be a lot more content on it in 2014, and we want to make sure it’s as useful as possible for you, and stuff you actually want to see. So here’s your chance...
  • Blog Post: Have your say about our online audio info

    We’re running a pilot to find out what people think of having audio information available on our website. We’d love it if you could spare a few minutes to tell us what you think. We selected the following different cancer information topics to trial in audio, so you can help us by listening...
  • Blog Post: Get involved in an exciting online pilot by Macmillan

    Have you got some spare time to help us with a new pilot? Here in Cancer Information Development, we’ve teamed up with the Digital Media whizz-kids to put selected audio information on the cancer information section of the website. As you may already know, we produce audiobooks for people...
  • Forum Post: Carers Week 2013

    Join us for Carers Week 2013 Carers Week 2013 begins on Monday 10 June and we’re hoping it will be the biggest yet. If you look after someone with cancer, you may not think of yourself as a carer. You may say ‘I’m just being their partner, daughter or friend’. Yet, the support...
  • Forum Post: 15 minutes survey: The Role of Online Support Groups for Head and Neck Cancer

    Hi every one My name is Eamar Al Gtewi I am writing to ask you to take part in a research study being conducted by the School of Clinical Dentistry, University of Sheffield. The purpose of the research is to explore the role of online support groups and forums for people who live with head...
  • Forum Post: Want your thoughts - 10min online survey

    My name is Natalie Seebeck and I am a student at the Lo ndon Metropolitan University studying Psychology. As part of this course, I am conducting a research project on people’s beliefs towards their illness/health condition and related treatment. You have been invited to take part in this study...
  • Forum Post: 10 minute online survey: What are your beliefs about your illness and related treatment?

    Hello My name is Natalie Seebeck and I am a student at the London Metropolitan University studying Psychology. As part of this course, I am conducting a research project on people’s beliefs towards their illness/health condition and related treatment. You have been invited to take part...
  • Forum Post: Feedback wanted on our patient information

    The Cancer Information Development team has launched an evaluation survey to help us ensure our information is as useful as possible for people affected by cancer. It focuses on these seven key titles: Understanding breast cancer Understanding lung cancer Understanding colon cancer Understanding...
  • Forum Post: Medical Ethics Research Project- Please Help by Completing a Short Questionnaire.

    Hello, My name is Zakk, a medical student at the University of Southampton. I am currently conducting some research in the field of medical ethics, and this involves circulating a brief questionnaire. The short questionnaire should only take 5-10 minutes, and I would be extremely grateful...
  • Forum Post: Cancer patients and the feeling of 'Otherness'

    My name is Alex Reitemeier, I'm a psychology student at Nottingham Trent University doing some research into cancer. I want to find out if other people's reactions to a person's cancer shapes and changes their self-perception. I have emailed and received permission form the Macmillan...
  • Forum Post: CLOSED. research survey: personality and coping with a diagnosis of breast/prostate cancer

    The survey is now closed, thank you to those of you that participated or expressed an interest I am a student at the University of Buckingham conducting research on the relationship between coping strategies and personality in those diagnosed with breast or prostate cancer. I am using...
  • Forum Post: Do you look after someone with cancer? Help shape the future of educational opportunities for Carers!

    Hi there, I a m currently volunteering for Macmillan on a project aimed at improving educational (Learning and Development) opportunities for carers of those with cancer. I have created an online survey which aims to understand what Learning and Development carers in Central and South West England...
  • Forum Post: LGBT with Cancer or know someone with Cancer

    Hello, My name is Sean, I am a Charity Project Officer in Staffordshire. I am looking at how being LGBT (gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender) effects your life and treatment with either Cancer or knowing someone with cancer. Can you take a few minutes to fill out this survey please, it will...
  • Forum Post: Any audiobook users?

    The Macmillan Cancer Information Development team needs your help! We are looking for any audiobook users to help us improve our audio cancer information. Our team produce a range of cancer information audio CDs: http://be.macmillan.org.uk/be/s-186-cancer-type.aspx?ProductTypeFilterID=147 ...
  • Blog Post: The Supporting Patient Choice project – we need your help!

    Choosing the best hospital to begin your treatment can create all sorts of questions; which will offer the best care and support? Where has a better car parking area? What hospital has the highest level of cleanliness? How wonderful would it be if you could compare hospitals based on those questions...
  • Forum Post: World-Wide Survey....Mick

    Last month a world-wide survey was conducted by the UN. The only question asked was: "Would you please give your honest opinion about solutions to the food shortage in the rest of the world?" The survey was a huge failure...
  • Forum Post: Magazine

    We’re a group of third year Journalism students from the University of Sheffield who are in the process of creating a magazine for our coursework. We want to aim our magazine at young women, possibly aged 18-30 that are affected by cancer. This would include both patients and the family/friends...
  • Blog Post: Tell us what you think of our website

    Hello everyone, We want to make it even easier for you to get involved with Macmillan’s campaigns, and so we’re giving our campaigns website a bit of a makeover. Before we do, we want to find out what you think of the site already, so we can keep the things you like and work on the things...
  • Blog Post: Returning to work survey

    For many people, remaining in their job or returning to work, during or after cancer treatment, is important to them. Macmillan Cancer Support want to ensure people affected by cancer feel supported in their decisions and that employees and managers have the information and support they need...
  • Blog Post: A quick survey for those who wish to return to work

    Hi there! For many people, remaining in their job or returning to work, during or after cancer treatment, is important to them. Macmillan Cancer Support want to ensure people affected by cancer feel supported in their decisions and that employees and managers have the information and support they need...
  • Blog Post: Tell us what you *really* think!

    Are you happy with our online community? Is there anything you would improve? Take part in our short survey and let us know what you think about the community area of Macmillan.org.uk . The survey will be online until 4pm - Friday 10 th December. Your feedback will really help us develop...
  • Blog Post: Tell us what information you need about medicines

    This is from our cancer information team: We want to make sure that the information we publish is the information you need. There's surpisingly little consensus on what information is most important when it comes to making informed decisions about medicine intake. But we do know that high quality...
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