Older People Living with Cancer

Peer advocates supporting older people affected by cancer

You don’t have to carry cancer around on your own

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A problem shared really is a problem halved!
Cancertalk Week
20-26 January 2014

Project partner Macmillan Cancer Support is running Cancertalk Week – Dealing with cancer is hard enough without worrying about it all yourself.  If you’re embarrassed, worried about upsetting other people or just unsure about speaking out for whatever reason, Macmillan Cancer Support are here to help.

If you want to find out more information about your type of cancer or cancer therapy and treatment they have all the information.

As many people worry about financial support, specialists will be available to offer advice about your own personal case.   Just give them a call on: 0808 808 00 00 or click here for some financial tips.

Macmillan Cancer Support also realise that catering to your emotional needs is a huge one.  If you’d like to get put in touch with people that are going through a similar experience, you can join the online community or cancer support groups.

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Find out more information about Cancertalk Week here.   During previous Cancertalk Weeks Macmillan encouraged people affected by cancer to talk about it to sum up their feelings and worries with family, friends and professionals.  Devastating, rollercoaster and heart breaking are just some of the words used to express peoples experience of cancer.

If you have cancer, try to speak to someone about it, and it doesn’t only have to be when this event comes around – there are people out there who want to help and listen.

Kath Curley

Cancer Advocacy Project Lead,  Beth Johnson Foundation

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Author: Marie McWilliams

OPAAL's National Development Officer

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