Coping with cancer and your emotions

We are here to help with the emotional and practical issues you and your loved ones might face following a cancer diagnosis. How we feel can affect us both physically and emotionally. It helps to be open and honest about how you feel. There is no right or wrong way to do this – do whatever feels right for you. ​ Support groups and online communities can be a good way to talk to people in a similar situation. It’s important to look after yourself too. Try to take regular breaks, eat healthily and find time to do something you enjoy. Let yourself switch off for a while and release tension if you need to. You might find relaxation techniques helpful, especially if you’re having trouble sleeping

Life after cancer

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Ask a work support adviser

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Ask an expert

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Macmillan`s Online Community

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The LGBT Lounge

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Lets talk about Lymphoedema Services - We would love to hear from you

Macmillan Cancer Support`s Greater Manchester Lymphoedema Programme is looking at Lymphoedema services across Greater Manchester. As part of the programme, we would like to hear from you about experiences of Lymphoedema and the services available to you. Whether you have been affected by Lymphoedema or are at risk of Lymphoedema.

Available health services during the May bank holidays

Local people in Tameside and Glossop are being reminded that they can access a variety of healthcare services over the easter and May bank holidays Getting advice from a local pharmacist is the best first step for a minor health concern. People can speak with the pharmacist in confidence, in a private area, about even the most personal symptoms, and are advised to telephone their usual pharmacy before travelling as opening hours may vary over the bank holidays. People should contact their GP if they or a family member has a condition that their pharmacist cannot treat. GP practices in Tameside and Glossop have core opening hours of 8am to 6.30pm, Monday to Friday, and they can also offer a

Getting Travel Insurance - April Round up

Travel insurance is a popular topic of conversation among people affected by cancer. Our travel insurance group on our Online Community is a place where people can share their experiences of finding affordable coverage suited to them. You can read our most recent blog update here , or visit the travel insurance group here to take part in the discussion. More information about travelling with cancer can be found in our booklet Travel and cancer.

Ashton walk-in centre has moved !

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Sun Awareness Week 6th-12th May 2019

This year from the 6th of May to the 12th of May is Sun Awareness Week, the aim of this week is to raise awareness for the dangers of long exposure to the sun, and to promote safety when outside. How can you be safe in the sun? It’s quite easy to be safe when outside, with the simplest and most important thing to do being putting on sun screen. Make sure you put on a hat, or cover your skin. It’s the easy things like this that save your skin from harmful and painful damage caused by the sun when over-exposed. What damage can the sun cause? Over-exposure to the sun’s rays can cause serious damage to your body, with two common types of cancers. One being non-melanoma, and melanoma, which is b

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