‘Aside from Christmas, the toughest time for me is Mother’s Day, as it highlights that mum isn’t here anymore…While I don’t think it’ll ever be normal, it has got easier, and over the years I’ve learnt some key lessons.

This Mother’s Day, Laura shares her story about losing her mum to breast cancer and her tips on how to cope with bereavement on special days.

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Ready to take the plunge? Then take on a Great Swim to support Macmillan, the official charity partner!

You can choose from a range of distances and locations to find a Great Swim that's perfect for you. Whether it's a half-mile in Loch Lochmond or a 10km in Suffolk, you'll be helping support people affected by cancer with every stroke and every kick.

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Prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer for men in the UK, so it's important to be aware of signs and symptoms. In the video, urologist Shiv Bhanot explains some of the signs and symptoms of prostate cancer and the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test.

If you're concerned that you might be experiencing some of these symptoms, the best thing to do is to make an appointment to see...
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Are you looking for help on how to look after your mouth during cancer treatment? Do you have questions about the effects treatment is having on your mouth?

Our dentists, Lynsey and Judith, are here to help. You can ask them your questions on the Online Community and they'll get back to you within two working days.

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We’re on a mission to improve our support resources for people affected by cancer – and we need your help!

The University of Surrey are helping us run an online research study to improve our resources, and are looking for participants who have received a cancer diagnosis before. If you would like to get involved, find out more and register your interest here: [ Typeform.com Link ]
'The way I was treated at work knocked me for six' - Lisa, who was diagnosed with endometrial cancer and came to Macmillan for information about her rights at work.

Sound familiar? Cancer isn't fair, but your boss has to be. Know your rights at work - download our guide at macmillan.org.uk/rightsatwork
As today is World Poetry Day, we wanted to share two lovely poems written by Ailsa, our wonderful Customer Care Development Officer!

If you'd like to read more poetry by Ailsa, you can find her work at Whims and Wishes or read her blog at [ Wordpress.com Link ]
Did you know that we have a team of qualified experts available on our online community to answer any questions you might have around cancer experience and treatment?

Today is World Oral Health Day, and Jennifer, our Speech and Language Therapist, is available to respond to any questions around your oral health, for example around any problems with speech, swallowing or your voice: [ Expi.co...
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Happy International Day of Happiness! Help us spread the positivity and love today by sharing what makes you happy in the comments below
Sometimes you want some extra reassurance or support. That's where our Online Community Experts come in.

We have Experts on a range of different topics on the Community, from speech and language therapy to specific cancer types. If you have questions you want our Experts to answer, visit [ Macmillan.org.uk Link ]
‘I always tell me people there are no stupid questions when it comes to cancer… It’s always better to ask me than to worry alone.”

Ian has been a Macmillan nurse for seven years. Kimberley, who was 19 weeks pregnant when she was diagnosed with throat cancer, was the first patient like this he’d worked with.

The nature of Kimberley’s situation meant that multiple doctors and consultants...
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Mother's Day Appeal 2017

When things get tough, whether it’s just been a bad day or you’re going through cancer treatment, many of us turn to our mums for support. Mother’s Day is the perfect time to thank our mums for all their support or to let them know that we’re here for them during their own difficult time.

We’d love to hear what you’d like to share with your mum this Mother’s Day. Comment below how you’d...
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The MISS buses are back on tour!

Our Mobile Information and Support Service travels around the UK, providing free, confidential support and information to people in communities across the country. Anyone can visit the buses, whether you're going through cancer, know someone who is or just want more information about cancer - our Information Specialists are here to help.

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'Physiotherapy can help give people back their identity' - Clare, Macmillan Physiotherapist. Our Macmillan professionals are here so you don't have to face cancer alone.

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Looking for the perfect Mother’s Day present?

The great Lights4fun have created their beautiful ‘Candle for a Cause’ to support Macmillan. Every penny of the profits comes directly to Macmillan, helping us to provide vital services around the country to support people affected by cancer.

The Candle is available now for £5.99, making it the perfect Mother’s Day treat. Visit...
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Here at Macmillan, we're proud to support National Lesbian and Bisexual Women's Health Week. Cancer doesn't discriminate, but many lesbians and bisexual women face inequalities in health and cancer care.

If you're a lesbian or bisexual woman who has been affected by cancer, we'd love to hear about your experience. Together, we can work towards cancer care that supports everyone.

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Join hundreds of Macmillan supporters and sign up to our 5k or 10k in Regent's Park this summer! Whether you run once a day or once a month, Team Macmillan wants you - every penny, pound, step and stretch helps us support people affected by cancer. We even have a mini run for our youngest runners!

Sign up now at [ Macmillan.org.uk Link ]
A clumsy butler, or clever and calculating?

There’s been a crime at your place and you and all your friends are in the frame. Host a Whodunnit gathering on Saturday 25 March to solve the mystery. Visit:

Massive thanks to The Play That Goes Wrong for letting us borrow their fabulous set
This week is Nutrition and Hydration Week, so we're highlighting the importance of finding the right diet for you.

Eating healthily is important when you're going through treatment, but it can be difficult to know what is the right diet for you. Our healthy information is here to answer your questions and give you tips on how to find a balanced diet that works for you.

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Healthy eating - Information and support - Macmillan Cancer Support

Did you know that if you have or have had cancer, you are protected from unfair treatment at work?

To find out about your rights at work and to see how you're protected by the law, visit macmillan.org.uk/rightsatwork to download our free guide.

Your rights at work - Information and support - Macmillan Cancer Support