Community News Blog

This is a place where you can read about everything that's happening on Macmillan's Community. From guest stories, to sharing awareness months, here is where you'll hear about all of the latest from Macmillan's Community. This blog is run by Macmillan's Community Team.

Community News

  • Cancer and me 35 years on - Vol 8 - Lanzarote & Menorca

    ‘Cancer & me 35 years on, vol 8’written in green and pink letters next to a photo of Willo smiling and wearing a red rose in her hair.

    On a very cold and grey January afternoon during a national lockdown, thinking about holiday memories can be a lovely pass time. National travel restrictions mean it may be a while before we can pack our suitcases excitedly again, but luckily today our guest blogger Willo, known on the Community as patsyann85, is here to tell us about her first holiday in Europe after recovering from her Abdominoperineal Resection procedure…

    • 25 Jan 2021
  • Cancer and food - how the Community can help

    A close up image of fresh whole vegetables

    We hear that many of you come to the Community looking for help around taking control of your diet, or worried that you might not be eating the right foods. Cancer or treatments can sometimes cause problems with eating, or may restrict what you can eat.

    Whatever your situation around food, there is usually some support to be found in the Community.

    Sugar-awareness is important to a healthy diet, but perhaps not for the…

    • 22 Jan 2021
  • Cervical cancer Prevention week

    Let's talk about Cervical cancer prevention written in white over an image of a close up of someone's knee's wearing a hospital gown

    This week is Cervical cancer prevention week. We wanted to share some information and resources to help answer many of the questions asked here on the Community.

    Please remember that you are welcome to post in our Ask a Nurse section or contact the Macmillan Support Line if you need some additional guidance.

    Very early stage Cervical cancer may not cause any symptoms. It is usually found and treated because of Cervical…

    • 20 Jan 2021
  • Make Blue Monday a You Monday

    A blue sky with a bright sun. The words make blue monday a you monday written in white

    Today is known to be the bluest day of the year, so why not make your Blue Monday a YOU Monday. Last year Jimmy published 'Blue Monday is the most depressing day of the year? Only if you insist!' in the Community News Blog. Here he talks about the formula that explains why we feel so depressed on this day. Click here to read more.

    What is Blue Monday?

    If you don’t know what ‘Blue Monday’ is, it is known to be a…

    • 18 Jan 2021