When cancer treatment finishes, people can often feel unsure, lost, or pressured to resume old routines again. It’s important to be kind to yourself, and take the time to adjust to any new feelings and symptoms.

Members of The Source and the Online Community share their tips for coping with life after cancer treatment in our Tip of the Week

Tip of the week - Life after cancer treatment

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Have you got questions cancer and benefits? Perhaps you or loved one has been told you can claim but you’re not too sure what that means?

On Monday 27th Feb at 3:30pm we are going to be hosting a LIVE Q&A here on Facebook with Macmillan Benefits Adviser, Sinead. Whether you’d like to know your ESA from your PIP or would simply like to know what support is available, she’ll be able to answer...
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There’s been a crime…

It’s time to gather together your friends and family and host your very own Whodunnit? Event, Macmillan’s newest fundraiser. You’ll be sent a pack to help make your dectective skills tip-top, giving you everything you need for your night to be a success.

It’s taking place on March 25th 2017, so visit the website to get signed up.

Macmillan WhoDunnit?

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This Student Volunteering Week, our friends Macmillan Cancer Support - Volunteering have lots of great opportunities for students to get involved in, including this Cheer Point Volunteer position for the Great Birmingham Run!
Whether you’re getting married or planning a special occasion, we have a stylish range of favours to help create that ultimate table setting. From our brand new Birds and Bunting pin badges, to our Placecard with flower seeds favour, we have something to suit any occasion.

These designs will not only transform your table settings, but they’ll help change lives too. That’s because everything...
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We challenge you to a triathlon!

We’ve teamed up with the fantastic Castle Triathlon Series to offer guaranteed Team Macmillan places at their six weekend triathlon events, all held in stunning and historic locations. You could be swimming by Lough Cutra Castle in Ireland, running past Castle Howard in Yorkshire, or even cycling around the Château de Chantilly in France!

With a range of...
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Castle Triathlon Series

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When Daisy-Ann, an English Literature university student, was looking for work experience, she was thrilled to discover that Macmillan offered internships. Daisy-Ann spent 3 months working in our Corporate Partnerships team, representing Macmillan at events and liaising with national energy and finance companies.

For Daisy-Ann, her internship was a great experience because it allowed her to...
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‘Just talking to somebody can take a lot of the fear and nerves away’ – Michael, Macmillan Online Community Manager.

Our Online Community is here, so that no one has to face cancer alone. Meet the team:
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This Student Volunteering Week, we’re highlighting all the ways students can give their time to Macmillan to help us support people affected by cancer.

We know student life can be busy - between classes, work, and clubs, you might not feel like you have the time to volunteer. Here at Macmillan, we have a whole range of different, exciting opportunities on offer to match all sorts of...
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Ride. Raise. Rest. Repeat.

Meet our amazing amateur riders taking part in Best Western GB & Macmillan Ride of their Lives in June.

To find out more about our biggest single day fundraising event, Macmillan Charity Raceday, visit: [ Macmillan.org.uk Link ]
We're absolutely delighted to hear that Mike Burton has passed the halfway mark of his epic 3,000 mile solo row across the Atlantic in aid of Macmillan!

To date, only 113 people have completed the solo route Mike is rowing. So far he's survived capsizing and flying fish attacks, but he's still going strong and has raised over £14,000 of his £30,000 target.

To read Mike's daily blog from...
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Laura's journey towards a cancer diagnosis and treatment were long and gruelling. With the support of her colleagues, her friends and family, Laura has come out the other side thriving.

On the anniversary of her last treatment date, Laura is launching her fundraising campaign for Vitality London 10,000. 'I want to raise more awareness for Macmillan and challenge myself to run a 10K in London...
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Back in September, Charlie was diagnosed with tongue cancer. Since then, we've been following her story by sharing videos from Charlie with all of you.

After extensive surgery, Charlie has been undergoing radiotherapy and chemotherapy and is now at the end of her treatment. This is our final episode and we couldn't be more thankful to Charlie for choosing to share her story with you all.
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As it's Random Acts of Kindness Day today, tell us what you're doing for someone affected by cancer to make them smile and show them they're not alone.

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Today is Random Acts of Kindness Day. There are so many ways you can surprise people with acts of kindness, from buying a coffee for a stranger to helping someone struggling with their luggage at the station.

Leaving a gift in your will to Macmillan is also a random act of kindness. Your kind generosity will benefit people you've never met who need Macmillan support in the future. To find...
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Agent 11, Team Macmillan needs you!

Join thousands of runners around the country in the Spy Virtual Race as Agent 11 of S.W.I.F.T, racing to defeat the evil Dr Manus and raise money for Macmillan. You can take part in a 5km or 10km virtual race whenever or wherever you like by downloading the Spy Virtual Race app onto your phone and listening to the audio. You'll also get two...
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Spy Virtual Race

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It's sometimes hard to know what type of exercise is right, how much you can do after you've been diagnosed, or which exercises are better if you're still living with the effects of cancer.

Our physiotherapist Catherine is on our Online Community to help and answer any questions you might have. To ask, visit [ Macmillan.org.uk Link ]
A recent survey found that 85% of people with cancer felt work was important to them. Although not everyone will want to, or be able to, stay in or return to work, the most common reason was that it gave them the ability ‘to maintain a sense of normality’. As an employer, it can be difficult to know how best to support an employee who’s affected by cancer that wants to stay in or return to...
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“Sometimes it's easier to talk to people who don't know you” - Kiran, about the Macmillan Online Community.

Losing a loved one is one of the hardest things that many people will ever have to face. But you shouldn't have to go through it alone. Our Online Community is here for you 24/7: [ Macmillan.org.uk Link ]
If you're looking for a challenge, why not take on the iconic Prudential RideLondon - Surrey as part of Team Macmillan?

Sign up for one of our places for just £1 and go the distance for those affected by cancer.

RideLondon - Surrey 100

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