General information Just been diagnosed?
If you’ve just been diagnosed with cancer, there are many ways we can help you.
'You're waving your little flag saying, "I need some help here". And then Macmillan comes.'
'For me the worst part was having to tell my children.'
'It felt like my whole world had collapsed.'
'Try to be positive and appreciate what you've got.'
Read Imogen's blog about her experience as a Macmillan support line volunteer. She highlights the benefits of talking about cancer and looks at some of the different ways people can start talking.
If you've just joined the Community and aren't sure where to start, this is the group for you. Tell us what brings you here, and don't be afraid to ask questions. Someone will be on hand to welcome you and point you in the right direction.
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Our information is also reviewed by people affected by cancer to ensure it is as relevant and accessible as possible. Thank you to all those people who reviewed what you're reading and have helped our information to develop.
You could help us too when you join our Cancer Voices Network – find out more at: http://www.macmillan.org.uk/cancervoices
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