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Community News Blog

This is where you can find out about all the amazing things going on in the Online Community. It's where you'll find news about events and awareness months; ways to get involved with Macmillan and up-to-date campaigning news from Macmillan HQ.

Latest Entries
  • Community News Blog

    Book Club: The Anatomy of Hope

    Welcome to Community Book Club Each week we will spotlight a book and excerpts from reviews from Macmillan's Book Club, so if you are looking for reading inspiration this is the place to come. This week's choice comes from doctor-turned-author Jerome Groopman, who has collected together the stories of patients he has cared for over the...
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    Guest post: 'I want to live, not just exist'

    Vicky is 37 and lives in Essex with her 7-year-old daughter. Widowed at 35 and diagnosed with stage 3, grade 3 triple negative lobular breast cancer aged 36, she is now undergoing treatment. Alongside raising her daughter, Vicky campaigns to raise awareness, and petitions to get the routine mammogram age lowered so younger women have a better chance...
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    Guest post: 'Exercise is my therapy'

    Jo was diagnosed with stage 3c ovarian cancer completely out of the blue in July 2014, aged 39. She has since undergone a hysterectomy , had chemotherapy , and an angiogenesis inhibitor drug with the aim of keeping the cancer managed. Through genetic testing, Jo discovered she carries the BRCA1 gene mutation which presents a higher than normal risk...
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    Book Club: Thrive - The Bah! Guide to Wellness After Cancer

    Welcome to Community Book Club Each week we will spotlight a book and excerpts from reviews from Macmillan's Book Club, so if you are looking for reading inspiration this is the place to come. With so many 'emotional guides' available, it can be hard to find one to suit you. This week's choice has been popular with readers, and gives...
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    Guest post: A good life

    Fiona, 43, is a primary school teacher. Married to Richard, the couple have two boys, Angus and Fraser, and a beloved terrier called Cinder. She was diagnosed with Invasive Ductal Breast Cancer on the 1st October 2015. Read Fiona's first guest post, Final chemo . It's been six months since I completed treatment for breast cancer: surgery...