Cancer Awareness

  • Community News Blog: A day in the life of an LGBTQ+ Network Lead

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    Previously in our “A day in the life” series, we’ve featured members of staff you could talk to on Macmillan’s webchat and Support Line. This time, as part of LGBT+ History month, we’re taking you behind the scenes. Anna, alongside her full-time role at Macmillan, volunteers as Network Lead for the LGBTQ+* Network.

    * LGBTQ+ stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender/trans+, queer/questioning…

    • 24 Feb 2021
  • Community News Blog: Looking after yourself, by yourself

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    Here in the Online Community, we know the power that peer support can have. Spending time with a loved one or talking to someone online who knows what you’re going through, can be incredibly important sources of support. However, sometimes there might be nobody around when you need support, or you might not want to talk to someone right now. Your friends and family might be busy, and you might be waiting on a reply to…

    • 19 Feb 2021
  • Community News Blog: Looking after you - coping with a recent bereavement

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    There is no right or wrong way to feel if you have just experienced a recent loss. Everyone is different, and everyone’s relationship with the person who has passed away is unique, so it’s natural that each person will need different support depending on how they feel. The most important thing to remember is that you are not alone. The Community, and Macmillan, are here to support you. As part of this support, we wanted…

    • 18 Feb 2021
  • Community News Blog: LGBT+ History Month - How can you get involved?

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    This LGBT+ History Month, we first want to acknowledge that it’s not enough to have one month to highlight, listen to and learn from LGBT+ people and their experiences. Here on the Online Community, we aim to provide a place to for everyone affected by cancer to find support 365 days a year. We want to do everything we can to ensure the Online Community is as helpful and supportive a place as possible.


    • 15 Feb 2021
  • Community News Blog: Cancer and the menopause - Episode 1 - Hot Flushes

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    We often see members coming to the Community, asking questions and looking for support with menopausal symptoms. Some cancer treatments can cause an early or temporary menopause, or similar side effects. You might be trying to manage menopausal symptoms alongside cancer, or whilst supporting someone else who is living with cancer.

    In this new mini-series of blogs we’ll be sharing links and tips for managing symptoms…

    • 12 Feb 2021
  • Community News Blog: Resilience - Coping in the eye of the storm

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    Resilience is defined as the ability to recover quickly from difficulties. The ability to be resilient is often a lifelong aim for many people. Looking after yourself and being resilient might be more important in your life now, than ever. Dr Russ Hargreaves is a Counsellor and Clinical Supervisor here at Macmillan. Russ is here to talk you through finding your personal resilience, and what helps him stay resilient.…

    • 3 Feb 2021