Cancer Talk Week - let's talk about the election
January 26 – 30 2015 was Cancer Talk Week. This year we talked about the General Election and the importance of improving cancer care, so that all the political parties agree to making life better for people affected by cancer if they are elected in May.
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Together we can choose a future where no one has to face cancer alone.
Time to break the taboo
It’s often hard to talk honestly about cancer. Patients, family members, partners, colleagues and carers - anyone can find it hard to talk about the impact cancer is having on their lives. This can lead to feelings of isolation.
Macmillan believes no one should face cancer alone. During Cancer Talk Week we’re encouraging anyone affected by cancer to talk to us, ask for the support they need and join us in being there for others.
Ways to talk
Our Online Community is always open and full of people ready to listen and offer support. It’s anonymous and free to join.
Join now at macmillan.org/community
Our information centres offer free, confidential information and support to anyone affected by cancer. Find one near you. We also support more than 900 independent cancer support groups across the UK. Find a support group near you.
Macmillan Connected has trained Skype buddies, all of whom have had a cancer experience, to offer emotional support when you're going through a tough time, or just listen when you need a chat. Get connected here and you can start talking to your buddy through your web cam, Skype voice calls or instant messaging. Find out more and get started.
Are you a teacher?
Looking for advice on how to talk about cancer in schools? See our information for schools, Macmillan’s resource guide for teachers and youth group leaders.
Support and information
Discover all the ways Macmillan can help, from offering financial and emotional support to finding local information centres and support groups.
From volunteering and e-campaigning to becoming a Cancer Voice, there are lots of ways you can help us help others.
Find information on your cancer type, different treatments and living with cancer.