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Victoria Harmer, one of four experts advising the EastEnders team on how to depict breast cancer, explains the responsibilities that come with the role
'Never underestimate someone's will to live'Subscription
The news that NICE are not going to fund a new breast cancer drug had personal resonance for student nurse, Caroline
Welcome to the first in a series of Excellence in Oncology Nursing videos, brought to you in association with Novartis Oncology.
Pain is the main reason people seek healthcare. It has a devastating effect on patients and families
Many carers don’t realise there is support available to help them in their role. So as one of the people they may turn to, you’re vital in helping us to identify and support them.
According to a study conducted by the Royal College of Physicians, every year second-hand smoke results in more than 165,000 new episodes of disease among children, 300,000 primary care consultations, 9,500 hospital admissions and around 40 sudden infant deaths.
Macmillan’s informative and interactive resources can help people understand and manage their cancer risk
While only 5–10% of cancers are thought to be linked to inherited genes, a cancer diagnosis in the family often prompts people to worry about their own risk. So do celebrity stories – after Angelina Jolie announced she carries the breast cancer gene, Macmillan’s online self-assessment tool for breast and ovarian cancer (see below) was visited 1,140% more than usual.
A day in the life of a Macmillan community nurse Subscription
Gill Laidlow works with patients who have had cancer treatment - and can draw on her own experiences
'When does cancer turn into a claim?'Subscription
Decades ago Britain was one of the biggest asbestos importers in the world. The so-called “magic mineral” is fire-proof and was used extensively in all types of industry.
When the story broke about Angelina Jolie’s potential risk of breast cancer Macmillan saw an 800% increase in visits to their familial breast cancer web page.