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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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  • Macmillan's cancer information

    Your rights at work when you’re affected by cancer

    * This blog was updated 15/12/2016 Each year, almost 132,000 people diagnosed with cancer in the UK will be in employment at the time they are diagnosed. Whether you are an employee, carer, business or health professional, we can provide support and information about work and cancer. In this blog, editor Steven explains more about your rights at...
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    Cancer Talk Week – why should we talk about cancer?

    It's Cancer Talk Week and, in our latest blog, our editor Imogen talks about her experience as a Macmillan support line volunteer, highlights the benefits of talking about cancer and looks at some of the different ways people can start talking... One evening each week, I stop being an editor and start acting as a frontline volunteer. I began taking...
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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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    Cervical cancer symptoms being overlooked

    Last week was Cervical Cancer Prevention Week , so we’ve written a blog to give you a run-through of symptoms and cervical screening. After breast cancer, cervical cancer is the most common cancer in women aged 35 and under* Yet only a third of women would visit their doctor if they had symptoms of cervical cancer.** We know that the earlier...
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    Thoughtful gift ideas for someone going through cancer treatment

    When someone you love has cancer, it can be difficult to know what to say, let alone trying to find them appropriate gifts during this time. Do you get them something practical they can use while having treatment? Or do you buy something completely unrelated, to distract them from the repetitive treatment cycles or discomfort they may be in. One of...