Be inspired. Life with cancer stories

Cancer can turn your world upside down. But you are still you: mums, dads, friends, lovers, work mates and more.

Our #LifeWithCancer social campaign is your chance to show that life with cancer is still life, no matter what.

See below some wonderful examples and share your own moment when #LifeWithCancer is still life:

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Juan spent time with family

Juan found treatment exhausting, but with the support of Macmillan's Online Community he still found time to spend with his daughter.

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Yoga and weightlifting helped Bei

Bei worried about maintaining her fitness through chemo, but managed to keep up yoga and aerobics, then took up weightlifting as well. She also took part in a Macmillan strength and conditioning class.

Michelle and her daughter run in a park.

Michelle signed up for a marathon

Towards the end of chemo Michelle didn't feel well enough to run, but it was at that time she signed up for the London Marathon with support from Macmillan's Move More team.

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Sarah spent time with friends

When her treatment stopped, Sarah found it hard to adjust, but she found support from Macmillan's Online Community and from her friends who made sure she was still getting out and keeping up her social life.

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Peter kept dancing

Five weeks after surgery, with information and support from Macmillan, Peter was back dancing. The music and thinking about his steps and posture helped keep his mind off cancer.

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Support got James back on his bike.

James found radiotherapy hard, but with the support of staff at the Macmillan Centre at UCLH, getting back on his bike was a big step on the road to recovery.

Life with cancer is still life, and we will help you live it.

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