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Before his diagnosis, Terry was living comfortably, but due to the financial cost of cancer his finances became a big worry.
If you support a child aged 0 –16 requiring treatment for cancer, you can provide them with a free, special present via Tom’s Gift to brighten up their day.
Claire Read speaks to Rachel O’Donnell from Buckinghamshire Healthcare Trust’s palliative care in-reach nursing team
Celebrating its 28th year, Coffee Morning has become Macmillan’s biggest fundraising event – raising £27.6 million in 2017 thanks to our dedicated hosts.
This August, Macmillan is running its second Free Wills Month which provides people with the opportunity to write their will for free.
When someone becomes ill, financial issues can cause worry.
Cancer can affect everything: health, relationships, finances and more.
In 2013 the National Cancer Action Team worked to establish the evidence base for cancer rehabilitation and the subsequent interventions which take place at each stage.
The new Daily Essentials range is now live on the online shop.
Working in health care, you’ll know the impact a cancer diagnosis can have.
Recently we launched the Physical Activity for people with Metastatic Bone Disease: Guidance for healthcare professonals.
Joanne (pictured) was diagnosed with mucinous breast cancer in 2017.
When Anthony was diagnosed with leukaemia in 2014, it significantly impacted his finances.
Claire Read speaks to Macmillan’s digital nurse specialist about how many patients turn to the internet after receiving a diagnosis.
Research suggests that keeping active during and after cancer treatment can be good to help manage and reduce the side effects of recovery.
Today is International Nurses Day, and we’d like to take this opportunity to thank all of you. Thank you for your dedication and commitment to nursing.
Applications for the 2018 Macmillan Research Grant Scheme are now open. At Macmillan, we want to invest in research that has clear potential to benefit people living with cancer.
When Thom (pictured) was diagnosed with colon cancer, he didn’t know where to turn for support. But Macmillan was there.
Under equality law, people with cancer are protected from unfair treatment at work.
Did you know that Macmillan’s website has a range of videos for and about people affected by cancer?
When someone tells you that they have just been diagnosed with cancer, what do you say to them?
We need to know what you think matters to people living with cancer.
MISS: Taking cancer support to those who need itSubscription
The Mobile Information and Support Service (MISS) visits local communities and offers support and information about cancer.
As Karen Roberts begins her new post at Macmillan, she brings with her both a 30-year career in oncology nursing and the recent experience of her husband’s death from cancer. Claire Read finds out how each will shape her approach to the role.
Do you know a Macmillan professional or team who’s gone above and beyond to help people living cancer?
‘The financial fall-out from cancer was huge. Macmillan supported me and gave guidance.’
Macmillan is delighted to support the RSM conference on Work and Cancer on Wednesday 28 March.
Last week, we launched two new TV adverts as part of our ’Life with Cancer’ campaign.
Macmillan and the Manchester Cancer Redesign programme have developed a new e-learning course to improve Cancer Awareness.
As well as offering financial support directly, we’re working with Lloyds Bank, Bank of Scotland and Halifax to offer practical help to more people with cancer.
We’re working with npower to help those struggling with energy bills.
Claire Read speaks to Johanne Vass about how she created a nurse-led, one-stop, rapid-access clinic, which provides care for patients with sarcoma.
On and around 4 February, people are more likely to ask questions about cancer as the media focuses on World Cancer Day.
Throughout January, Macmillan is offering people the opportunity to write their will for free.
We are thrilled to announce that Macmillan’s Working through Cancer programme won the Business Disability Forum’s Disability Smart Award for Influential Business of the Year 2017.
The Online Community is a secure, moderated website where people can share their experiences of cancer with others. It allows the people you support to get both emotional and practical help from others who are in a similar situation in between their appointments.
There are over 1.4 million people in the UK caring for a loved one with cancer. However, less than half of them are accessing support.
Emma (pictured below), a Macmillan Living Well with and Beyond Cancer Project Manager working at Bristol CCG, will be blogging regularly on her experiences of implementing their Living Well with and Beyond Cancer Strategy.
Angus and Corisande’s son, Tom, was diagnosed with a medulloblastoma brain tumour in the summer of 2009, aged five. By Christmas he was in a radiotherapy routine.
Boots Macmillan beauty advisors are specially trained by both Macmillan and Boots to help people get the most out of life with cancer.
Banks don’t currently have a legal duty of care to their customers. This means people with cancer don’t know what reaction they might get if they tell their bank about their diagnosis.
Last Thursday evening, the winners of the Macmillan Professionals Excellence Awards were announced in front of 350 Macmillan professionals.
Each year, almost 120,000 people of working age are diagnosed with cancer in the UK, a figure set to increase.
You may have seen our new adverts letting healthcare professionals know that anyone with cancer can experience financial difficulties relating to their diagnosis.
We’re working with our partner the National Garden Scheme to inspire people living with cancer to turnover a new leaf this winter and become more active through gardening.
We’re thrilled to announce that two of our cancer information resources received awards at the 2017 BMA Patient Information Awards, which were held last month.
Macmillan is leading an assessment of the cancer workforce which we believe is vital to determine how the cancer workforce has changed since 2014. We will use this information to plan for the future and support a sustainable cancer workforce.
People who have, or have had, cancer are protected by law from unfair treatment at work. Talking to their employer can be a first step to getting the support they need.
Tracy Bracewell has always tried to encourage her patients to be as active as they can. “We all know the basics about healthy lifestyles, and obviously exercise is very important,” says the lead staff nurse for gynaeoncology at East Lancashire Hospitals Trust…
Around 625,000 people experience long term consequences following cancer treatment, and as you know these ongoing symptoms can be complex and debilitating, with a significant impact on day to day quality of life.
We have recently published a new report: ‘From the Frontline: Workforce Pressures in the NHS’.
We have now launched the Macmillan Allied Health Professions Competence Framework (MAHPCF) for those who are working with people affected by cancer.
Macmillan is about to commission new research to assess the current size, location and composition of the cancer workforce in England and Wales.
Since its beginnings in 1990, Coffee Morning has grown into Macmillan’s biggest fundraising event, raising a grand total of £27.5 million last year and helping to connect friends, loved ones and communities affected by cancer.
The quality of life for cancer patients is be tracked as part of plans to “radically” improve care and support for people once treatment ends, NHS England has announced today.
The National Bereavement Alliance (NBA) has launched a new website.
We’re working with Lloyds Bank to help their customers receive support and make informed financial decisions following a cancer diagnosis.
We’ve recently launched five new videos in British Sign Language (BSL), which you can see on our website.
The results of the second Cancer Patient Experience Survey in Wales were launched by the Cabinet Secretary for Health Vaughan Gething earlier this month.
We’ve relaunched the Macmillan Local Cancer Intelligence (LCI) tool with a new design, functionality, and more cancer types.
On 30 June we launched a new policy report, In The Balance, outlining the vital role that the banking sector must play in supporting people with cancer.
You may be aware that a cancer diagnosis can affect the options people have and the decisions they make about buying or claiming on insurance policies.
A new toolkit for health and social care professionals who have contact with family members and friends looking after loved ones with cancer, is now available on LearnZone.
If someone has been diagnosed with cancer, it can be difficult for them to know what to say at work. However, talking to their employer about their diagnosis can be the first step towards getting the support they need in the workplace.
We’re currently looking for registered nurses for the roles outlined below.
We know that many people find it hard to talk about cancer, let alone ask for support. That’s why, from 12-25 June, we’re joining forces with the building and construction community to break down walls and help men open up about cancer.
We’re proud to announce that we have appointed Dr Karen Roberts as our first Chief of Nursing and Allied Health Professionals (AHPs). This role was created in recognition of the vital parts nurses and AHPs play both in Macmillan’s work and across wider cancer care.
It’s National Walking Month and health walks are available across the UK.
Do you support a child under 16 years old who requires treatment for cancer? If so you can provide them with a special gift to brighten up their day.
Encouraging people to become more active can be difficult, especially with limited time and a number of priorities to discuss.
People with cancer are protected by law from unfair treatment at work.
Nearly 43,000 people are diagnosed with a colorectal or anal cancer in the UK each year.
The Five Year forward view for England recommends the provision of the Recovery Package to support people after they’ve been diagnosed with cancer.
Nominations for the Macmillan Professionals Excellence Awards close midnight on 31 March.
On 27 February we published the No Small Change report, where we estimate that more than 30,000 people with cancer in their 40s and 50s have borrowed money from their elderly parents. More than 2,000 have moved in with their parents or parents-in-law after having to sell their house.
‘The lack of a strategic and sustainable approach to recruiting, training and retaining the cancer workforce over a continued period is already beginning to impact on patient care.’
Around 625,000 people experience long-term consequences following cancer treatment and may need specialist advice.