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October is breast cancer awareness month and we're here until the end of the month...
To mark Lung Cancer Awareness Month, we're here until the end of the month to answer...
Isabel is a psychosexual nurse specialist specialising in female cancers. This session...
Questions about benefits? Our adviser Moira is here this November to support carers...
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Do you have any questions about radiotherapy treatment? Ask our volunteer radiographer Kate and she'll aim to respond in 2 working days.
Our Information and Support Advisers, Alex, Ruth and Jenna, are here to answer any questions you might have. They can answer questions about the emotional impacts of cancer and offer practical tips. They'll aim to respond within 1 working day.
Ask Hannah, our volunteer Physiotherapist, any questions about getting active during or after your cancer treatment. She'll aim to get back to you in 2 working days.
Ask Caroline, a Macmillan Nurse working with people who have Leukaemia, Myelodysplasia and Myeloproliferative diseases. She'll aim to respond within 2 working days.
Jane is a haematology nurse with extensive experience in stem cell and bone marrow transplants. She also has experience in managing late side effects of transplants. She'll aim to respond within 2 working days.
The Financial Guides can answer any questions you might have relating to your personal finances. This includes any questions you might have about Pensions, Mortgages, Insurance and Estate Planning. They'll aim to respond within 2 working days.
Do you have any questions about AIN 3 and anal cancer? Ask our volunteer expert Sanjaya, an anal cancer surgeon, and he'll aim to get back to you in 2 working days.
Do you need advice on how to look after your mouth during cancer treatment? Or for help with the effects that treatment is having on your mouth? Ask our volunteer dentist Lynsey and she'll aim to respond in 3 working days.
Questions about work and cancer? Our Work Support team are here to answer your questions. They'll aim to respond within 1 working day.
Ask our volunteer Dietitian, Alice, your questions about diet and cancer and she’ll aim respond within 3 working days.
Do you have a question about cancer? Our Digital Nurse Ellen or one of our specialist nurses will aim to respond within 2 working days.
Lorraine is a nurse specialist and sex therapist and volunteers here to answer your questions about male sexual problems such as erectile dysfunction. She'll aim to respond within 2 working days.
Our volunteer lymphoedema specialist Cheryl is on the community to answer your questions. She'll aim to respond within 2 working days.
Ask Wendy, a Bereavement Support Practitioner and has volunteered to be here to answer your questions after you have been bereaved by cancer. She'll aim to respond within 2 working days.
Questions about benefits? Our adviser Moira is here this November to support carers for Carers Rights Day on the 24th. This session is now closed.
Here is where you'll find all of our live Q&A's which we have hosted. Please note some of these may now be closed.
Questions about stomach and oesophageal cancer? Our experts are here to help. They'll aim to respond within 2 working days.
To mark Lung Cancer Awareness Month, we're here until the end of the month to answer any questions you may have. We will aim to respond within 2 working days. This session is now closed.
October is breast cancer awareness month and we're here until the end of the month to answer any questions you may have. This session is now closed.
Ask about thyroid cancer session is now closed. If you do have enquiries about thyroid cancer please post these our Ask a Nurse on the Online Community.
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