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

  • Dealing with Change

    A butterfly, on flowers, in a spring landscape

    The emotional effects of dealing with change and cancer are something that is often talked about by our members.

    “This is so hard and I get frustrated with all the conflicting emotions, whether the changes I'm making are right or wrong and if Nic would approve of what I'm doing. 

    I have a lot of support from friends and family, but am feeling very lost at the moment and can't say this to anybody apart from…

  • Finding support for stoma reversal and LARS on the Online Community

    The Ileostomy, colostomy and stoma support group on the Online Community is a place where members can support one another through surgery, managing a stoma, diet tips and keeping comfortable. Following surgery for bowel cancer, colorectal cancers, other cancers and pre-cancerous conditions, some members have a permanent stoma, others may have been offered a temporary stoma.

    When you have a temporary stoma, you might be…

  • Telling children about cancer

    A mother holding a child during a sunset

    Alongside receiving a cancer diagnosis, one of the toughest moments a person can face is having to tell their children that they have cancer. Finding the words can be difficult, especially when trying to process the information yourself. It’s challenging but a conversation many will have to have, especially if mum or dad could potentially be struggling physically. In this blog, we take a look around the Community and…