Brave The Shave? No Thank You

Kerry Brown | Posted 06.09.2017 | UK Parents
Kerry Brown

I don't know if Macmillan considered the thoughts and feelings of children and adults with cancer when they launched this campaign. I would love to hear. I don't know if any of us can contemplate how it must feel to lose your hair unless you've been through it yourself. What I do know is that we should respect it. I can't think of any other side effect which would be used such a crass and insensitive way.

Money! Can't Live Without It, Can't Take It With You

Krissy Johnson | Posted 18.05.2017 | UK
Krissy Johnson

Money. The thing that makes the world go round. The thing we throw ourselves into cars and trains to earn. Hard to get on without it really. So what...

Warwick Uni Rowers Want To Boost Girls' Body Confidence With Latest Naked Calendar

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 04.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education

The Warwick University women rowers are back with their annual naked charity calendar and it is amazing. Not only have the girls stripped off to rais...

Six Things You Didn't Know About Male Breast Cancer That You Definitely Should

John Newlands | Posted 04.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
John Newlands

My role as a senior nurse on Macmillan's Support Line is to provide information and support to anyone who calls us with worries about cancer. So read on for my top facts about breast cancer in men, the symptoms to look out for and what to do if you think you might be affected.

I Thought Cancer In My 20s Had Left Me Infertile - Now I Can't Wait to Become a Dad

Paul Simms | Posted 30.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Paul Simms

My wife's expecting our first daughter in August this year, and I can't wait. I'm so excited about being a dad. But rewind just a few short years, and I could never have imagined this would be happening to me. Because my cancer surgeon had just uttered the words "the treatment will almost certainly leave you infertile".

Making End of Life Care Excellent Across the Country

Ben Gummer | Posted 20.10.2016 | UK Politics
Ben Gummer

Already there is excellent end of life care all over the country, so excellence is not exceptional. It is why we do so well in the international comparisons. But excellence is a long, long way from universal...

My Cancer Diagnosis Left Me Unable to Speak to My Loved Ones

Ashley Green | Posted 08.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Ashley Green

I explained about the long walk down the corridor, about feeling lonely, feeling sad and feeling guilty for my dad and my brother that they were going to have to go through this again after my mum died of cancer in 2006. And feeling dreadfully sorry that I had to give her bad news.

Celebrating Life Helped Me Face the Prospect of Death

Waheed Nasim | Posted 28.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Waheed Nasim

I knew that I might not survive. The cancer was highly aggressive and the surgeries were very risky, carrying a 50% percent paralysis risk. At times I was tempted to focus on the injustice of it all. I'd done nothing to deserve this, but no cancer patient ever does. So, instead of staring hopelessly at the bleakness of my situation I determined to be positive...

I Had to Walk the Great Wall of China Before I Could Face My Mother's Death

Linzi Marks | Posted 21.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Linzi Marks

Looking back I realised that if I hadn't joined the challenge and stood there at that point in time, I might never have addressed all of the built-up pain and emotion that was eating away inside me. It gave me the safe space I needed to open up and really start healing.

I Lost My Husband to Skin Cancer: Don't Repeat My Mistakes

Lyndsay Bateman | Posted 06.05.2016 | UK
Lyndsay Bateman

Deep down, we know that we should be safe in the sun. I certainly knew it, but my husband Graham thought he was 'indestructible' and so he didn't wear sun cream. It's only now, as a widow after Graham was cruelly snatched away by skin cancer when he was just 43 years old, that I can't believe I didn't act differently and make him protect himself.

Introducing Free Social Care Would Be a Golden Opportunity - Don't Let it Pass by

Lynda Thomas | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK
Lynda Thomas

Introducing free social care at the end of life is a golden opportunity to improve people with cancer's last experiences, while simultaneously easing the strain on the NHS.

NHS Treatment for Stage IV Cancer Shouldn't Feel Like an Unwinnable Battle

Heather Lawrence | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK
Heather Lawrence

By avoiding the bleak statistics and that loaded word 'terminal', she helped me learn that I was living with cancer, not dying from it. For that I am grateful.

Here's Why You Should Always Reach Out To Someone With Cancer

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Much is said about the health side effects of having cancer, but not enough about the emotional mountain that faces someone undergoing treatment. ...

The Truth About Britain's 'Cancer Crisis'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A leading cancer charity has warned that the UK will soon be facing "a cancer crisis of unmanageable proportions". The number of people living with...

The April Fools' Day Prank That Was For A Very Good Cause

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK Comedy

We thought we'd give a special mention to one April Fools' Day prank we missed during our coverage yesterday. Wynsors shoes have devoted a few page...

Self-help Strategies to Deal With Chemotherapy

Karin Sieger | Posted 07.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Karin Sieger

Cancer treatment varies depending on the nature and progression of the disease. It can focus on eliminating cancer tumours and cells, slowing down or stabilising the spread of the disease.

Skin Cancer Charity Warn Against Using Sunburn To 'Deepen' Tan

PA | Posted 23.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A cancer charity has raised concerns about the number of people who admit that they sunburn on purpose in order to "deepen" their tan. Macmillan Ca...

Half Of Britons Will Develop Cancer In Their Lifetime By 2020

Posted 12.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle

In just seven years' time almost one out of every two people will be expected to get cancer during their lifetime, a charity has warned. Macmillan ...

Lucy Sherriff

Students Under Fire Over Cancer Charity Event | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 02.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education

A student union officer has accused his fellow students of "scabbing" by hosting a Macmillan Cancer charity event for which Starbucks provided free co...

Study Reveals Cancer Costs Average Patient £570 Per Month

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Having cancer costs the average patient around £570 a month, research suggests. Four in five cancer patients are forced to pay out the "whopping" ...

Patient Experience Must Not Be a Postcode Lottery

Jagtar Dhanda | Posted 28.10.2012 | UK Politics
Jagtar Dhanda

Earlier this month health secretary Andrew Lansley hailed the 'fantastic' achievements of hospitals across England after the results of this year's national cancer patient experience survey showed three out of five hospital trusts have improved the level of care and support they provide to cancer patients... but it's not the whole story.

Cancer to Affect One in Four Older People by 2040

Ciaran Devane | Posted 19.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Ciaran Devane

By 2040 over four million over-65s will be living with cancer in the UK. That is one in four of all over 65s and almost double the proportion in 2010.

Teacher Faked Cancer To Gain Pupils' Sympathy

Posted 03.07.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Parents have expressed their horror after it emerged a primary school teacher faked being terminally ill with cancer. Nicola Hibberd forged letters...

Where You Die Does Matter

Ciaran Devane | Posted 16.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Ciaran Devane

How we treat people at the end of life is the mark of our society and we only get one chance to get it right. It is time to forget about taboos, to find out what people's end of life wishes are and to act now to improve the system so that these can be respected. If we don't, people will continue to die alone in hospital unnecessarily.

Age Is a Number Not an Excuse to Treat Older Cancer Patients Differently

Ciaran Devane | Posted 25.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Ciaran Devane

There is growing evidence to show age remains a dominant factor when treatment decisions are made and that many older people who could benefit from treatment, like surgery or chemotherapy, just aren't getting it.