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Like you, our aim is to support people from the point of cancer diagnosis, throughout their treatment and increasingly, on the way back to health.
Take advantage of the free services we offer for people affected by cancer, their friends, family and carers and sign up to receive a regular e-newsletter for healthcare professionals.
August 2015 marked the 40th anniversary of the very first Macmillan cancer care centre. It’s also 40 years since the first Macmillan nurse was appointed.
Since then, we’ve also gone on to fund physiotherapists, dieticians and social workers, to name but a few. Macmillan professionals help in a variety of ways, such as by supporting people at diagnosis, helping them manage the side effects of treatment and letting them know about other Macmillan services, like Macmillan Grants.
"I’m proud to be a Macmillan professional. To support patients with cancer everyday is a real privilege.”
Karen, Macmillan Lung Cancer Clinical Nurse Specialist
- The number of people affected by cancer who were supported by Macmillan professionals in 2014 was:
- 555,000 by Macmillan nurses
- 275,000 by Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Services staff
- 66,000 by Boots Macmillan Information Pharmacists and Boots Macmillan Beauty Advisors
- 28,000 by Macmillan Social Workers and Family Support Workers
“Being a Macmillan professional is very rewarding because of the people that I help. Without the help that we give them they wouldn’t know how to claim the benefits that they are entitled to.”
Karen, Macmillan H&N Welfare Rights Advisor
Find out more about our services available to all nurses at macmillan.org.uk/patientsupport
It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so you may find more people coming to you with concerns about their inherited risk of breast cancer.
August 2015 marked the 40th anniversary of the very first Macmillan cancer care centre.
We need your help in prompting and promoting applications for this wonderful initiative which sends a package of gifts to children requiring treatment for a brain, central nervous system or intracranial tumour.
The following resources are now available to ordered from be.Macmillan:
Cancer Drugs Fund
This leaflet explains what the Cancer Drugs Fund is and answers questions people affected by cancer may have about it. It explains how to apply to the fund and what to do if the drug you want isn't on the approved list. Order Now
This booklet explains how chemotherapy works and how it’s given. It also includes information about common side effects, how they can be treated and what you can do to manage them. Order Now
Understanding Head and Neck Cancers
This booklet is about head and neck cancers which include cancers of the mouth and the throat, as well as rarer cancers of the nose, sinuses, salivary glands and middle ear. Order Now
Last month, 70 former Macmillan professionals and staff came together at an exclusive event in Manchester to mark the official launch of the Macmillan Alumni.