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Hi,I've worked all through treatment and find accessing all things offered by Maggie's and my local charity very difficult cos it'sConfetti ball all during the day.any one else found this? Bulk of treatment nearly finished, two years since diagnosis feel it's only just hitting me oh I've got cancer.

  • Hi  and welcome to the Online Community but so sorry to hear about your diagnosis and yes a lot of cancer support centres are only open 9-5 during the week….. the challenges of getting the funding to extend these hours is most likely the issue…. But this Community is open 24/7 every day of the year.

    Navigating the cancer journey can be such a stressful and challenging time but getting support from others who are dealing with the ‘exact same' cancer type can help a lot. (I have a different type of cancer)

    This New to Community area is like our reception desk where we look to direct you to the best part of the Community for you to get support. The Community is actually divided into dedicated Cancer Support Groups (Discussion Rooms) but you don’t say what type of cancer you have but if you care to have a look through THIS LIST you will find all our dedicated cancer support groups listed.

    These groups are safe places to talk to others who may have a similar diagnosis, treatment experience, to ask questions and get support from members who are navigating the exact same journey.

    Have a look through the LIST above and once you find the support group for your cancer type....... click on the link and when the group page opens you will see a [Black - Click to Join - Banner] at the bottom of the page, click in this box and this will then confirm that you have joined the group.

    When you are ready……. you can introduce yourself by putting up your very own post by clicking [ + Create new post] or [ + ] in the top right of the group page.

    You may find it helpful to call the Macmillan Support Line open 8am-8pm (timings may differ across services) 7 days a week on 0808 808 00 00. This service provides cancer information, practical information, emotional support, benefits/financial guidance or just a listening ear.

    We also have our Ask an Expert section but do allow 3 working days for a reply.

    Do get back to me if you need further help navigating the community.

    Mike (Thehighlander)

    It always seems impossible until its done - Nelson Mandela

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  • Thank you for that,not being a social media user found navigating a bit tricky but youy explanation was very helpful.thank you

  • Hi again, I see that you have joined the Breast cancer support group….. this is a good place to chat and get support.

    Mike (Thehighlander)

    It always seems impossible until its done - Nelson Mandela

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