There are a range of resources on be.macmillan which can help people to understand how cancer is diagnosed, what causes it and how some people can reduce their risk.
If you support people affected by cancer, we have a range of free resources on be.macmillan to help.
This National Men’s Health Week (11-17 June) make sure you stock up on enough information to support men who may have questions about cancer.
This month, between 14-20 May, it’s Sun Cancer Awareness Week, and Macmillan has a variety of resources to help you raise awareness of skin cancers.
This April, make sure you stock up on enough information to support people during bowel cancer awareness month.
Dave was supported by Gill (both pictured below) when his wife had ovarian cancer and he was diagnosed with prostate cancer.
March is the awareness month for ovarian and prostate cancer, and there is a range of resources on our website that you can stock up on to help people understand these cancers.
This month is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and there are lots of free materials available on be.Macmillan to help you spread the word about symptoms, support services and treatment information.
July was Ethnic Minority Cancer Awareness Month and with your help we reached out to people affected by cancer in minority ethnic communities.
This Carers’ Week (12-18 June) you can help identify and signpost cancer carers to the support they need.
Join us in May to raise awareness of skin cancer symptoms and how to stay safe in the sun
Make sure you’re stocked up on information to support people this bowel cancer awareness month. Visit be.macmillan to browse, order and download today.
Join us in raising awareness of Bowel cancer in April. Visit be.macmillan to order information for your patients on recognising symptoms and understanding bowel cancer.
March is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, so you may have more women come to you with concerns about their inherited risk of ovarian cancer.
Join us in marking World Cancer Day on 4 February.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so you may find more people coming to you with concerns about their risk of breast cancer.
July is Ethnic Minority Cancer Awareness Month and Macmillan needs your help in reaching out to people affected by cancer in minority ethnic communities.
All children with cancer requiring treatment now eligible for Tom’s Gift
As September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, there’s no better time for you to tell the families you support about Tom’s Gift.
If you’re involved in caring for a child under 16 who is undergoing or requires cancer treatment, you could bring them a moment of joy.
Simply fill out the application form with the child’s parent or carer, send it in and the child will receive a special package in the post – including a £30 gift voucher for them to spend on whatever makes them smile.
Men's health week
Men’s Health Week takes place 13–19 June, and Macmillan has a range of resources to encourage and empower men to seek out support if they’re concerned about cancer. This includes a new fold-out leaflet called Man up, check up (MAC16038), which highlights some of the signs and symptoms of cancer. Posters are also available which can be personalised to help you raise awareness and promote events and activities around men’s health.
Visit be.Macmillan today to browse and order the full range of materials.
May: Sun Awareness Week
Malignant melanoma is the fifth most common cancer in the UK, with around 1 in 54 people diagnosed with it during their lifetime. However, around 86% of these cases are thought to be preventable.
Sun Awareness Week takes place this 9–15 May and Macmillan has a variety of resources to help you raise awareness of skin cancers.
Visit be.Macmillan to browse and order the full range of materials. And keep an eye on the Online Community blog page– where a Macmillan nurse will be doing a special post to mark the week. Remember to login for full access.
April: Bowel Cancer Awareness Month
Bowel cancer is the third most common cancer in the UK, with around 1 in 20 people developing it in their lifetime – so it’s likely you’ve come into contact with someone who’s been affected.
With April being Bowel Cancer Awareness Month, we wanted to draw your attention to the information and other resources we have available for the people you support – whether they’re worried about bowel cancer screening or have already been through treatment.
- Are you worried about bowel cancer? (MAC12151)
- Understanding bowel cancer screening (MAC11687)
- Managing the late effects of bowel cancer (MAC12162)
If anyone you support has seen their bowel or bladder function affected by treatment, please also pass on one of our toilet cards. This handy, pocket-sized card and key ring are designed to give people urgent access to a toilet when out in public.
Don’t forget you can download or order all our leaflets, booklets and CDs for free at be.macmillan.org.uk/cancerawareness. Please remember to log in to access the entire range.
March: Ovarian and Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
March is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, so you may have more women come to you with concerns about their inherited risk of ovarian cancer. Please direct them to Macmillan’s information and support where appropriate.
The booklet Are you worried about ovarian cancer? discusses the risk factors of ovarian cancer, including family history, and explains how people can reduce their risk. Meanwhile, Cancer genetics – how cancer sometimes runs in families is designed for people who are worried cancer might run in their family or have been told their family has a cancer gene.
March also marks Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. To help you spread the word among the men you support and their families, there’s plenty of information, posters and other resources available:
- Having tests for prostate cancer
- Understanding locally advanced prostate cancer
- Understanding the PSA test
Don’t forget you can download or order all the relevant leaflets, booklets and CDs for free at be.macmillan.org.uk/cancerawareness. Remember to login for full access.