Elissia - Macmillan

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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    Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month - Symptoms

    March is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Our cancer information development nurse, Hilary, explains why the focus this year is on knowing the symptoms of ovarian cancer. More than 7000 women a year in the UK are diagnosed with ovarian cancer (cancer of the ovary). Unfortunately, it’s a cancer that tends to be diagnosed in the later or more advanced...
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    No-Smoking Day - 10 tips for preparing to stop

    National No-smoking Day can make many people think about stopping smoking. In this blog information development nurse Teri shares 10 top tips for preparing yourself to stop. After being diagnosed with cancer, many people want to make positive changes to their lives. This often includes thinking of ways to live a healthier lifestyle . If you are a...
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    Mother’s Day – finding support and information

    Mother’s Day can be a difficult and emotional day for many people. In this blog, our intern Emily talks about how families can be affected by cancer and where to find support. For many, Mother’s Day can be a challenging time. It may be your first year without a loved one or a time of uncertainty for your family. Whatever your situation...
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    World Kidney Day - Paul's story

    This World Kidney Day, guest blogger and Macmillan volunteer Paul has written this blog about his experience of kidney cancer. He shares how he learnt he had kidney cancer after a pain in his side while on holiday, and how he has since recovered from surgery to remove his left kidney. Sitting on a beautiful beach in Menorca after a refreshing swim...
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    Prostate Cancer Awareness Month - Alan's story

    This Prostate Cancer Awareness Month we’ll be sharing two blogs stories written by our volunteer cancer information reviewers about their experience with prostate cancer. In this first blog, Alan shares his story of advanced prostate cancer and how his support network and positive outlook have helped him cope with cancer. Prior to summer 2015...