Make the most of our resources for you and your patients
You might already know about Macmillan’s excellent palliative care services. But did you know that we offer much more besides?
We support people with cancer from diagnosis, through treatment, and increasingly on the way back to health. Our wider team of trained specialists can help with so many things – questions, emotions, money worries, or practical issues like travel insurance or returning to work.
This week's focus
Help women assess their risk of ovarian cancer
As awareness about cancer genetics increases through more media coverage and the regular mention of the BRCA genes, and as a growing number of people are diagnosed with cancer every year, you may talk to more women concerned about their or their relative’s risk of developing ovarian cancer.
Macmillan Cancer Support has a leaflet called ‘Are you worried about ovarian cancer?’ that looks at risk factors including family history and genetics. It also explains how to reduce the risk of developing ovarian cancer.
For anyone worried about ovarian cancer in their family, Macmillan’s OPERA tool could help. OPERA is an interactive online self-assessment tool that aims to help women find out more about their genetic cancer risk.
Macmillan projects and resources
From 1 April 2015, the Care Act will require healthcare professionals to work more closely with local authorities to identify and support carers better.
Produced by Macmillan’s Evidence Department, our Rich Pictures aim to provide you with valuable insights into the numbers, needs and experiences of specific groups of people affected by cancer.
Macmillan’s session at the CNO Summit in November last year focused on the specialist nursing workforce.
Today is International Nurses’ day. It’s a good opportunity for Macmillan to say thank you to all the Macmillan professionals and wider cancer workforce who work tirelessly in a tough climate to help make sure that no one has to face cancer alone.
On 4 March it was announced that Lynda Thomas will be Macmillan’s new Chief Executive.