Community News Blog

This is a place where you can read about everything that's happening on Macmillan's Community. From guest stories, to sharing awareness months, here is where you'll hear about all of the latest from Macmillan's Community. This blog is run by Macmillan's Community Team.

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Latest Blogs

  • Prostate Cancer Information

    'Prostate Cancer Information' over a summery image of coastal fields and sea

    We know from listening to our members that the amount of information to take in when you first get a cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming. It can affect everyone within a family as well as friends, alongside the patient. In today’s Community News Blog, we’re looking to help by providing clear and concise information on one type of cancer – prostate cancer.

    “Think everyone here can associate with the overwhelming…

    • 22 Jun 2021
  • Overcoming smear fear with the Online Community

    A green painted backgroud with the words 'Overcoming smear fear' written in white text

    Many people worry about attending cervical screening appointments, due to anxiety, existing health worries and concerns about the procedure. It’s ok to feel a range of emotions including embarrassment, and by being a member of our Community you’ll probably find that you’re not alone in feeling this way.

    It can be helpful to have the factual information about what to expect and our ‘Cervical cancer…

    • 16 Jun 2021
  • Men's Health Awareness Week - Dan wants you to douche it

    A portrait photo of a smiling Dan, after surgery to remove one eye.

    Did you know that it’s Men’s Health Awareness Week 14th - 20th June 2021?

    The recent Macmillan campaign Tell Us The Score’ explained that men represent 51% of people diagnosed with cancer, but that only 37% of the calls to the Macmillan Support Line come from men.  Similarly, members of the Community are less likely to be men.  This means that men are missing out and aren’t asking for, or getting…

    • 14 Jun 2021