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Macmillan's cancer information

This blog will give you regular, high-quality information about cancer. You'll also get to meet the info team and get updates on our projects. We hope you find it useful. And if there are any topics you'd like us to blog about, just let us know.

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    Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

    September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and in this blog our content channel editor Lucy explains some of the cancers that can affect children. She also talks about the support that is available for children with cancer and their families. It’s one of a parent’s deepest fears - to hear the doctor explain that their child has cancer...
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    Your guide to becoming more active

    Most of us know we should probably get more exercise, but it can be hard to find the time, motivation or energy. And if you're having or have had cancer treatment, this can be even harder and there may be other barriers too. For example, if you have fatigue , you may worry that physical activity will make it worse. Or maybe cancer's putting...
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    Blood Cancer Awareness Month

    September is Blood Cancer Awareness month. The aim of the month is to raise awareness of the symptoms of blood cancers. This is because they can be unclear, and are quite often confused with other illnesses such as flu. In this blog, we explain what blood cancers are, the main types and signs and symptoms to be aware of. What are blood cancers? Blood...
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    Lymphatic Cancer Awareness Week

    This week is Lymphatic Cancer Awareness Week. In this blog, one of our editors Sadie takes you through some key facts about lymphoma and its two main types. She covers risk factors, symptoms and where to find more information and support. Lymphatic cancer, or lymphoma, is cancer of the lymphatic system . There are many different types of lymphoma...
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    International Literacy Day

    Today is International Literacy Day! In this blog, our intern Zahrah explains more about the day and what it stands for. She also talks about what we do to make our cancer information clear and easy for people to understand. 50 years ago, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) officially announced 8th September as...