Frontline NHS nurses were left “overwhelmed” and placed under needless added pressure after tens of thousands of women were wrongly told they had missed a routine breast cancer screening, an independent review has today found.
The cancer community came together this week at the Britain Against Cancer Conference to discuss the future of cancer care, with the crisis facing the UK’s cancer workforce high up on the agenda.
After radiotherapy left her with severe swallowing difficulties, Mary found herself reliant on the after-care oncology team
Every clinician thinks their speciality is the best, should have the most funding, the best resources and the highest quality patient experience.
Student nurse Jessica discusses her placement experience providing palliative care to a patient in her home
Sue Morgan MBE has been an advocate for children and young people with cancer for the majority of her career, but here she speaks for herself, telling us the rewards and challenges of work that’s close to her heart
We talk to Rajvinder (Raj) Mashiana, an oncology nurse who thrives on a challenge, whether it be building a ground-breaking new cancer wing or working in for a non-profit organisation in Ethiopia.
Nicolette Peel talks about motherhood, midwifery, and her charity Mummy’s Star
Children’s nursing student editor, Gary Williams, reflects on his first experience of caring for someone who died and the available cancer treatments in the UK and abroad.
Having worked in palliative care for 20 years, when Nigel Dodds was diagnosed with cancer he expected the worst
'If you find yourself running behind, don’t get flustered – prioritise and delegate non-essential jobs '
We talk to Carly Ringrose, a research nurse at the Southampton Cancer Research UK Centre, who has been a nurse for eight years and is working on early phase trials for new lymphoma treatments.
Routine follow-up is a long-established approach in healthcare and nursing
Despite regularly looking after patients with cancer when working as a care assistant, Danielle is now facing her fear of working with paediatric cancer.
Clinical nurse specialist, Dr Victoria Harmer, used her role as an advisor on Eastenders to help the public understand the impact Peggy Mitchell’s breast cancer diagnosis would have in real life
Dementia is a complex issue and affects individuals and their families in different ways.
Over 25 years since the first Teenage Cancer Trust unit opened in London, says Sam Smith, on a model ensuring nurses have age-specific expertise to deliver holistic care to teenagers and young people
We talk to Laura Croan, Northern Ireland’s only lymphoma clinical nurse specialist, based at Belfast City Hospital, who has been a nurse for 12 years.
Macmillan Resources Hub
A new “friendly and private” space to provide support, information and advice to those affected by cancer has opened.
Macmillan helped Mo to apply for a grant for new clothes as he put on weight as a result of treatment, and supported him with his heating bills.
Nearly 1 in 3 people diagnosed with cancer say they feel the cold more.*
The benefits of physical activity are often underrated or not understood.
On Thursday 8 November, winners of the Macmillan Professionals Excellence Awards were announced.
Macmillan Cancer Support’s Energy Advice Team assists people living with cancer who face an increase in their energy bills. Claire Read reports
For many people like Jerry (pictured below), undergoing treatment for head and neck cancer can be an especially difficult time.
Nominations for the Macmillan Volunteer Awards are now open and close on midnight 31 October.
If someone has or has had cancer, they are protected by law from unfair treatment at work.
The Mobile Information and Support Service (MISS) visits local communities and offers support and information about cancer.
Don’t forget that World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is on Friday 28 September and there’s still time to get involved.
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.
18– 24 August is the National Garden Scheme’s Gardens and Health Week.
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.