Cancer stories from different communities

Fruit Fly Collective (a small arts and health organisation) have teamed up with Macmillan to create a series of magazines to support those people who feel alone after their cancer diagnosis. We want to fill the magazines with beautiful artwork based on real stories from people who have experienced cancer, and who are from diverse backgrounds and cultures. The magazines will be delivered to cancer centres and cancer support organisations within the UK where they can be read by visitors in waiting areas. We will also be exhibiting some of the artwork, created by the stories, at the Tate Modern next Spring. You are welcome to write down your stories, thoughts and ideas and email to caroline@fru


Each Year Movember is responsible for thousands of moustaches on mend faces in the uk and around the world, with men growing moustaches during the month of November to raise awareness of men's health issues, such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and men's suicide. The Movember Foundation runs the Movember charity event, housed at The goal of Movember is to "change the face of men's health." By encouraging men (whom the charity refers to as "Mo Bros") to get involved, Movember aims to increase early cancer detection, diagnosis and effective treatments, and ultimately reduce the number of preventable deaths. Besides annual check-ups, the Movember Foundation encourages men t

Ask an Expert at Macmillan`s Online Community

Our experts below are here to help answer your questions. Check for which experts are available and click ‘ask a question’. Click here for more information Macmillan’s online community is a safe place where you can ask questions, share your experience or simply vent how you are feeling. This is a great way to join groups,start discussions or find out the latest news. You can find out more here: community.macmillan

Brain Tumour Awareness Week

This week is International Brain Tumour Awareness Week. About 11,400 people in the UK are diagnosed with primary brain or central nervous system (CNS) tumours a year. The brain and the CNS can be complicated and daunting things to understand, which is why we wanted to learn more Start Asynchronous Code StartFragmentThis week is International Brain Tumour Awareness Week. About 11,400 people in the UK are diagnosed with primary brain or central nervous system (CNS) tumours a year. The brain and the CNS can be complicated and daunting things to understand, and tumours in this area may seem an overwhelming topic. EndFragmentClick here for more information and to access Macmillan cancer Support

Mossley Cancer Committee

Michelle would like to pass on her thanks for the warm and friendly welcome she received at the meeting of Mossley cancer committee. Michelle really enjoyed meeting everyone. Mossley cancer committee has done so much & continues to do more. Your help has supported hundreds of people affected by cancer at the most difficult of times.

Your Gp, your experience, have your say

Do you live in Tameside & Glossop? Have you ever had a Cancer diagnosis? We want to hear your experience of using your GP Practice to help us ensure we are meeting your needs. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey GP Practice support survey

Macmillan Mobile Information Team

On Tuesday 20th November 2018 our mobile team is visiting Hyde Market, Market Street & Clarendon Street Hyde SK14 2QW to bring free, confidential information and support to anyone with questions or worries about cancer, for themselves or anyone else. Look for our big green bus which will be staffed by experienced Cancer Information and Support Specialists. On board there is a wide range of information for people affected by cancer and we can also help with questions about reducing your risk and signs and symptoms. If you are pressed for time you can just pick up some leaflets or ask a quick question. We can also point you in the right direction for other local services.

Macmillan Online Community and World Mental Health day

To recognise World Mental Health Day this week, Macmillan Cancer Support`s online community focuses on steps you can take to improve your metal wellbeing. You'll also find 'Compliments corner' where we share some positive experiences people have had using our Online Community. Tips to stay positive Some tips from our Support Line staff on dealing with difficult emotions and improving your mental wellbeing. Being a young carer Liza from our Information Development team discusses the challenges young carers face and how to look after yourself if you are a young carer. "I get knocked down, but I get up again ..." Members have been sharing their favourite anthems to get them through those tough

Health and Wellbeing events - be part of the conversation

Health and Wellbeing Events are a key component of the Recovery Package and are vital in enabling health or social care providers to deliver outcomes for people affected by cancer. Health and Wellbeing Events are all about education and information. They support people living with and beyond cancer, their carers and their families to take control and participate in their short and long-term recovery, giving them necessary information and promoting positive lifestyle change. What is a Health & Wellbeing event A Health and Wellbeing Event is supportive event to help prepare people affected by cancer, their carers, and their family and friends for the transition through their cancer journey. Th

A big thank you to our volunteers and everyone who attended our Macmillan Coffee Morning.

Thanks to our volunteers and everyone who called in to support the Macmillan coffee mornings. A day arranged and managed by our Tameside Macmillan Unit volunteers. Tameside and Glossop Macmillan Information and Support Service`s Coffee Morning at League of Friends Cafe raised £371 to help support people affected by cancer. Michelle Wood Macmillan Information and Support Services assistant with volunteers Kath, Hildred & Hazel If you missed our Coffee Morning but would still like to give a donation to Macmillan just text CUPCAKE to 70550 (one text=£5), go to or phone 0845 074 2606. Texts cost £5 plus network charge. Macmillan will receive 100% of every £1 donated in th

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