Jimmy - Macmillan

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

    Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month 2018: 'Life is still good'

    March is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. To mark it, Isabel has written about her diagnosis experience, and how she's feeling now. Isabel was diagnosed with ovarian cancer at age 42. She has outlived the typical life expectancy for her condition, and is still living with the cancer after many operations , chemotherapy , and a busy life. She is married...
  • Community News Blog

    Support for you over the Easter break

    With the long Easter weekend coming up, we wanted to let you know where you can get help and advice when normal services aren't available. 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 never posted before - go to our New to the site group to introduce yourself. If you...
  • Community News Blog

    Work & Cancer: Cancer isn't fair, but your boss has to be

    If you have or have had cancer, you are protected by law from unfair treatment at work. This means that it's unlawful for an employer to treat you less favorably (discriminate against you) because of your cancer. Unfortunately, however, not all employers understand the duties placed on them by the Equality Act . After Anthony was diagnosed with Acute...
  • Community News Blog

    Guest post: The healing power of tattoos

    Helen, 48, is a tattooist from Holmfirth. When her mum developed breast cancer , Helen realised that with her blend of artistic and tattooing skills she could create permanent 3D nipple tattoos which wouldn't fade, for people who had undergone a mastectomy . She began creating realistic nipple tattoos but fate had other ideas. In 2017, Helen was diagnosed...
  • Community News Blog

    Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month 2018: Pav's story

    March is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. To mark it, Pav has written about her experience of being diagnosed, and the treatment that followed. Pav was diagnosed with ovarian cancer when she was 54. She is a single mum to her son and daughter, and she has three grandchildren. She lives in Wolverhampton where she works for a company who support people...