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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

    Support for you over the bank holiday weekend

    With lots of warm sunshine forecast for the bank holiday weekend, we hope you're able to get out and about to enjoy it. However, if you're in need of support, you might be wondering where you can turn to. As always, the Online Community is open 24/7 if you would like support from other members facing cancer. Don't worry if you've...
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    Bladder Cancer Awareness Month 2018: 'It's so important to find time for yourself'

    May is Bladder Cancer Awareness Month 2018, a time to raise awareness around symptoms and diagnosis. To mark it, Anita has written about her experience of treatment, and making memories with her family. Anita was diagnosed with small cell bladder cancer at 46. She lives with her husband Tim, son Ashleigh, and their animals - Sherlock the dog, Barney...
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    Guest post: My booby trap

    Carly, 31, is from Leigh-on-Sea in Essex, currently working as an Associate Director for a property management firm. In 2016, she found out that she carries the faulty BRCA1 gene. Carly runs her own blog , a way of reaching out to other young women in the same position, to share her experience since she was diagnosed. I set up my own blog with the...
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    Mental Health Awareness Week 2018: Unseeing the bus Pt. 2

    14th - 20th May 2018 is Mental Health Awareness Week 2018, a time to discuss how important it is to look after your mental health, and tackle the stigma around talking about how you're feeling. Last year, Greg wrote about ' unseeing the bus ' - read his update to find out how he's doing today. Greg was diagnosed with myeloma three...
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    Melanoma Awareness Month 2018: Melanoma and me

    May is Melanoma Awareness Month 2018, a time to raise awareness around signs and symptoms , and share the stories of those affected. To mark it, Natasha has written about her experience of being diagnosed in her early 20s, and the type of treatment she was offered. Natasha, from Surrey, was diagnosed with melanoma in March 2017, aged 23. It was...