Help men talk about c_ _ _ _ r. Just say the word
When Thom was diagnosed with colon cancer, he didn’t know where to turn for support. But Macmillan was there.
You know that when someone is affected by cancer, it can be hard for them to say the word, let alone ask for support. That’s why we’re encouraging more men to speak up and ask for help.
Whether they need information around finances, rights at work, or a friendly chat, Macmillan’s specialists are available on 0808 808 00 00 (Monday to Friday, 9am-8pm). Please encourage the people you support to call the Support Line or visit macmillan.org.uk/saytheword.
Rights at work for people with cancer
Under equality law, people who have, or have had cancer are protected from unfair treatment at work. Employers are also required to make reasonable adjustments to help staff with cancer stay in or return to work when they’re ready and able to.
When Juan was undergoing treatment for testicular cancer, he and his employer agreed the support he would need before returning to work after treatment. Juan says ‘I needed a lot of recovery. My employer was supportive throughout’.
Please let the people you support know about the information and resources online at macmillan.org.uk/rightsatwork.
Karen Roberts interviewed by Nursing Times
Last month, Dr Karen Roberts, Chief of Nursing and Allied Health Professionals at Macmillan was interviewed by Nursing Times about her role and her personal experience of cancer.
In July 2017, Karen’s life was turned upside down when her husband was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Sadly, he died eight weeks later.
In her interview, Karen opens up about her loss, and speaks about how this heartbreak and her 30-year career in oncology nursing are shaping her approach to her new role within Macmillan.
Mac Voice Spring edition
Have you received the latest copy of Mac Voice?
Inside, we meet Jilby Augustine, the UK’s only Macmillan Pastoral Care Worker and also hear three different perspectives on how volunteers can support people living with cancer.
You can also view and download issues from the past two years of Mac Voice online.
If you’d like to update your contact details or if you haven’t received the latest copy, please send us an email.