Mac Voice Autumn 2012
Geoff Heyes, Senior Public Affairs Officer at Macmillan, discusses access to treatment for people with rarer cancers.
Study backs multidisciplinary teams - A study by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde suggests that introducing multidisciplinary teams to the area has improved the survival rates of women who have undergone surgery for breast cancer.
New Macmillan presentation slides - A new presentation showcases Macmillan's organisational successes.
Survival variations - Two separate reports have suggested that both where a person lives, and their level of wealth, may affect their chances of surviving certain cancers.
Inaugural laryngectomy conference a success - More than 100 people who had undergone a laryngectomy met with professionals near Cambridge earlier this year for the area’s first laryngectomy conference.
Boots and Macmillan broaden local support - An update on the Boots Macmillan information pharmacist role.
Legacy giving - While 74% of the UK population gives financial support to charities, only 7% leave a legacy to them.
Thanks for sharing - Macmillan’s fundraising team would like to thank the professionals who have helped with its campaigns over the last year.
Changes to online information for teens - This month sees some changes to Macmillan’s information for teenagers and young people affected by cancer.
Financial guidance now on the Macmillan Support Line - Macmillan has integrated its Financial Guidance service into the Macmillan Support Line.
NCSI update - An update on the National Cancer Survivorship Initiative (NCSI), which was launched four years ago.
Demonstrating impact - How Macmillan’s Service Development Teams can support you during a post or service change.
Wendy Anderson, Macmillan Nurse Consultant Chemotherapy, talks about her role and developing better chemotherapy services.
Seamless support - Dr Andrew Wilcock shares the achievements of the award-winning Macmillan Lung Cancer CARE team.
Piloting a nurse-led survivorship clinic - Macmillan Lead Gynae Oncology CNS Sarah Burton on setting up a clinic for women affected by ovarian cancer.
Setting international standards - Rhian Davies, Macmillan University Teacher, writes about the development of the Macmillan Lymphoedema Academy.
Shaping local services - Patients and carers have their say at a successful partnership
Awareness training - A successful training programme is helping non-clinical hospital
staff provide a better service to people affected by cancer.
Primary care development - Dr Penny Coyle and Dr Clifford Jones reflect on their first
year as Macmillan GP Facilitators.
Early diagnosis - Karen Parkinson shares how she and colleagues are raising
awareness of the signs and symptoms of cancer.
In focus: rarer cancers
Access to treatment - David Cook, 52, was diagnosed with kidney cancer in 2004. He says it's more difficult for people with a rarer cancer to access information, support and treatment.
Penile cancer - Sarah Henderson, Macmillan Urology Nurse Specialist, discusses this rare and devastating tumour.
Germ cell tumours - Erica Lucero, Macmillan Gynae Oncology CNS, writes about
the discovery of a germ cell tumour during a pregnancy scan.
Hodgkin lymphoma - Trish Hughes, Macmillan Haematology CNS, on
treating young people with Hodgkin lymphoma.
Sharing good practice
1. Supporting nursing homes to deliver quality care - Kathy Gorman and Michelle Binnion share the successful development and implementation of the Macmillan Life Enhancing Care Home Programme.