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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
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    Guest post: Bev's story (Pt. 5)

    Bev, 57, is a retired retail manager, currently volunteering as a fundraiser for Macmillan and The Anthony Nolan Trust . Married to Paul, the couple have two grown-up children: Martyn (33) and Andréa (30), along with granddaughter Cassie (6). In 2015, Andrèa was diagnosed with leukaemia . So here we are at the beginning of Andréa's...
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    Want to guest blog? Get in touch

    We like to keep the Online Community feeling fresh and new and we believe the best way to do this is by featuring the stories of its members and those affected by cancer. Blogging is a great opportunity to share those stories with a wider audience, so why not get involved and share yours? If you've been affected by cancer, have a story to tell...
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    Guest post: DFSP - Sam's sarcoma diagnosis

    Sam, 45, is a part-time Finance Assistant in a secondary school. She has been married to Michael for 17 years and has two children aged 11 and 14. In 2015 she was diagnosed with a very rare sarcoma - dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP). In 2014 I found a small lump on the side of my head, just above my right ear. My GP diagnosed it as a harmless...
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    Book Club: Cellmates - Our lessons in cancer, life, love and loss

    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 is an emotional recounting written by a carer of what it was like to look after her husband as he came to the end of his life...
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    Money & Cancer: Paul's story

    Paul was diagnosed with bowel cancer in 2014. Since his diagnosis he has struggled with money worries, so he contacted Macmillan for help. Here is his story. In June 2004 I lost my father to an aggressive form of melanoma following a six month history from diagnosis. This was not recognised by his GP. After his death, along with my siblings, we were...