Macmillan's Cancer Information Blog

  • What Are We Waiting For? Our campaign for governments to tackle cancer waiting times

    What is our new campaign about?

    Our What Are We Waiting For? campaign calls on governments across the UK to make sure everyone with cancer gets the treatment they need, when they need it.

    New research from Macmillan suggests that at least 100,000 people with cancer across the UK have been affected. There have been increased delays in being diagnosed and starting treatment. NHS staff are doing the very best they can, but…

  • Planning ahead when living with cancer: What is advance care planning?

    Advance care planning helps your loved ones and healthcare team understand what your wishes are when it comes to your medical treatment and future care. It can be a good idea to document your views and wishes about your future care. This means they can try to make sure your wishes are followed if you become very unwell and cannot make or communicate a decision. In this blog we answer some of your questions about advance…
  • Tips on staying safe in the sun

    It’s been a long wait this year but, with summer fast approaching, there are more opportunities to spend time outdoors and make the most of the warmer weather.

    Small amounts of regular exposure to the sun, without the skin burning, are beneficial to our health. It helps our body make vitamin D, which keeps our bones, teeth, muscles and immune system healthy. However, you should avoid too much sun.

    Why is it important…
  • Deaf Awareness Week: providing information and support for the Deaf community

    This week is Deaf Awareness Week, a time to celebrate identities and support the Deaf community. This year’s theme is all about communication and about helping people understand the unique challenges faced by the Deaf community when accessing communication.

    At Macmillan, we are committed to providing accessible and inclusive information and support and we believe that everyone should have access to the right information…

  • Testicular cancer: symptoms, tests and treatment, and how to check your balls

    April is testicular cancer awareness month.  Around 2,400 men are diagnosed with testicular cancer each year in the UK[1].

    That’s more than 6 a day!

    Testicular cancer can affect anyone who has testicles including men, trans women and people assigned male at birth. It is more likely to happen between the ages of 25-40 but can happen at any age.

    Testicular cancer is usually curable. Being aware of symptoms, how to…