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All of the questions have now been responded to, and it's after 1pm so that brings us to the end of today's Q&A.
Thanks to everyone who posted a question - I really hope it's been helpful. And, of course, big thanks to Carol, John and Bill for all their answers!
Our nurses now have to go back to their work on the Macmillan Support Line, so we won't be able to take any more questions here today.
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