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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.

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Ethnic Minority Cancer Awareness Month

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This July is Ethnic Minority Cancer Awareness Month.

We’re calling on nurses to raise awareness of Macmillan’s information and support available to people from minority ethnic communities.

As outlined in this Rich Picture report for health professionals, awareness of cancer and uptake of some cancer services is lower among ethnic minorities. Added to this, some ethnic minorities tend to be diagnosed at a later stage when the disease is often more advanced, which can lead to poorer outcomes.

Certain cancers are also more common among particular communities and groups:

  • African-Caribbean men are three times more likely to develop prostate cancer compared to white men.
  • Mouth cancer is more common among South Asian communities.
  • Liver cancer is higher among Bangladeshi and Chinese communities.

Language can often be a barrier for minority ethnic communities when it comes to getting key cancer information or speaking out about any concerns they may have.

Our be.Macmillan site offers a wide range of materials in different languages. These include information on early diagnosis and the Macmillan Support Line. We have a range of fact sheets about cancer that can be translated into Bengali, Gujariti, Hindi, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Traditional Chinese and Urdu.

With your help, we can ensure everyone affected by cancer gets the support they need.

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Independent Cancer Taskforce report

23-Jul-2015

The recent Independent Cancer Taskforce report highlighted the need to address the critical gap in the cancer Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS) workforce.

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Supporting the crucial role of carers

16-Jul-2015

Working with carers improves patient experience while cutting demands on services

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New videos on body image after cancer treatment

16-Jul-2015

For some people, cancer can have a big impact on their body. These four short films aim to help patients rebuild their confidence.

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Macmillan alumni event

Calling all former Macmillan nurses! Join us for the Macmillan Alumni Congress 2015

17-Jul-2015

We’d like to invite former Macmillan nurses to join us for the first Macmillan Alumni Congress at the Portland Hotel, Manchester from Wednesday 9 to Thursday 10 September.

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