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International Women's Day 2020: A spotlight on women's cancer services
In recognition of International Women’s Day 2020, we’ve taken a closer look at just a handful of fantastic cancer services for women across the UK.
Whilst some cancers affect people of all ages and genders, the most common cancer types that specifically affect women include:
- Breast Cancer*
- Cervical Cancer
- Ovarian Cancer
Breast cancer is the most common of cancer types in women and a staggering one in eight women is diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime*.
There is a great number...
Support for children when a parent has cancer
When someone in the family is diagnosed with cancer, an early thought is often about what to tell the children. It can be difficult to think about what words to say and how to pitch the discussion about cancer to the right age group and level of understanding. And it can be hard to know how they will respond.
Children’s understanding and emotional reactions can depend on how old they are. They are usually able to understand more about illness as they get older, but this depends on the child. Depending on your situation and your needs, and the needs of your children, there is a range of information and support services available to you.
Macmillan offers comprehensive advice about how to talk to children and teenagers about cancer, as...
Shining a light on the nation’s cancer support services
It’s now been a year since the official launch of Cancer Care Map - the UK’s first independent map to help people find cancer care and support services using their postcode
Cancer Care Map launched officially after research found a significant lack of awareness across the UK of the thousands of support and advice services available following a cancer diagnosis.
According to this research, over half (51%) of those in Britain were unaware of emotional support services, such as talking therapy or support groups, despite studies finding ill mental health can affect up to 49% of people with cancer. Just under three quarters also lacked awareness of the financial or practical support available.
In addition, the findings highlighted that:
- Men are significantly less likely to be aware of the support and advice services available than women. For example, 43% of women were aware of health and wellbeing services, such as...