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As well as sharing experiences with our friendly online community, registered members are able to contact our experienced online team. The Centre is staffed during office hours and the online team aim to reply within 24 hours.

Psychologists and experts from other Maggie's Centres and partner organisations also facilitate some group and individual sessions.

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     We will  shortly be contacting all registered members of the Online Centre with an invitation to  register on our new site. To make...

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    Hello everyone, With Christmas almost here, the Maggie's Online centre team are about to pack up the laptops till the New Year. The seasonal brea...

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    Hello everyone, Robyn, Tom and I are away from our lap tops from Good Friday (30th March), and are back on Tuesday, 3rd April. Our physical Maggi...

  • Hi am new to this group. I am trying to find a lovely lady called I think "Misty" although probably incorrect. We meet on Lillybrook ward last mont...

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    Please note the online team are now  on leave until Wednesday 3rd January any messages will be answered on our return. You are still able to&n...

  • Hi Everyone, several weeks ago I would have never thought I would be here telling my story. For the past 10 years I’ve been caring for my mum who ...

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    We are working with an agency who are keen to understand what you think about Maggie's and how we communicate. We would love for you to complete a ...

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     Welcome to Maggie's Online Centre,You can browse and read a selection of our content online. However, as part of the development of our onli...

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    Hi everyone,A TV programme to look out for. There will be a 10 minute film on Maggie’s on BBC Inside Out (North West) tonight evening at 7.30...

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  • Hello all (waves) :) Just joined Maggie's Online (wish I'd found it sooner, doh!) Firstly, I am not my cancer & it is not me! I'm 59 & liv...

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    Hello everyone, It's Kitchen Table live this morning - 11.00am - 12 noon...a chance to drop in and gather socially, round our virtual kitchen tabl...

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    Hello everyone, It's Kitchen Table live this morning - 11.00am - 12 noon...a chance to drop in and gather socially, round our virtual kitchen tabl...

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    Hi everyone, Some of you may not realise that on Monday mornings you can join us 'live' online...in a text based 'chatroom - 'Kitchen Table Live'....

  • Had gallbladder removed a couple of years ago. Now have bowel cancer. Had 3 treatments out of 8 prescribed.Need help with food I can eat. Bored wit...

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    Hi everyone, Gardening is a hobby and labour of love for many of us - a place of reconnecting with nature, peace, the feel of the soil, and the sm...

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    Hello everyone, It's Kitchen Table live this morning - 11.00am - 12 noon...a chance to drop in and gather socially, round our virtual kitchen tabl...

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    Hello everyone, It's Kitchen Table live this morning - 11.00am - 12 noon...a chance to drop in and gather socially, round our virtual kitchen tabl...

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    If you are in the Oldham area you may be interested to know that our newest Centre is opening today - doors will open at 4pm today.  The centr...

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    Hello We are having some difficulties  sending and receiving message this morning - we are working on fixing the problem and all will be back...

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    If you are currently recieving  or recovering from treatment for cancer you may be interested to know that our friends over at Ellies Friends ...

  • Hi I have just joined here after a visit to maggies cheltenham centre yesterday. My wife was diagnosed recently with Kidny cancer and is awaiting s...

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    Hi All, My name is Jo and I've just joined Maggies online. I'm 56 and I live and work in the West Midlands. In march this year I was diagnos...

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    Hi everyone, It's Bank Holiday weekend - and the Maggie's Online Centre team will be putting their laptops away, until Tuesday 30th May, 09.00hrs....

  • Hi all,  I'm not shy re how to start, even the thought of this scares me, but as we all know "a problem shared is a problem halved" .  ...

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    Hi everyone, The holiday season is creeping up, and for many you, the thought of a few days away would be a real panacea. It's difficult to get a...

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    Hello, If you're going through cancer treatment, or recovering from cancer treatment - there may be days when you could do with a emotional lift. ...

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    Hi everyone, It's Kitchen Table live this morning - 11.00am - 12 noon...a chance to drop in and gather socially, round our virtual kitchen table. ...

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    Hi everyone, We will be meeting at our virtual kitchen table this (and every Monday) morning, 11.00 - 12.00 noon, and if you're passing...do drop ...

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    Hi everyone, We will be meeting at our virtual kitchen table this (and every Monday) morning, 11.00 - 12.00 noon, and if you're passing...do drop ...

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    Hello everyone, You may be aware that CarolineH (online nutrition advisor) and myself, meet up once a month to discuss a topical issue in cancer a...

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    Hi everyone, We will be meeting at our virtual kitchen table this morning, 11.00 - 12.00 noon, and if you're passing...do drop by. You can join i...

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    Hello everyone, It's almost Christmas time, and this isn't always the easiest of times for any of you - whether living with cancer yourself, or su...

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    Hello everyone, It's a crisp December day, and it's 'Kitchen Table Live'. You are very welcome to drop in and say hello. This is our online equiv...

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    Hello everyone, It's 'Kitchen Table Live' this morning...and you'd be very welcome to drop in and say hello. This is our online equivalent of bein...

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    Hello, and welcome to Maggie’s Online Centre.  The online team are here  Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm .  You are welcome to br...

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    Hi everyone, There's some exciting viewing on TV tomorrow (Friday 18th November). First of all there's BBC Breakfast tomorrow morning between 6am...

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  • Hello, I am new to the online centre and wondered if anyone has been in a similar situation. I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer early this year. M...

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    Hello  The next gynae group online meeting will be  Wednesday 16th November 3.30pm.  If you are not yet a member and would like to j...

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    Hello, Yesterday I caught some of the Victoria Derbyshire programme discussion around issues related to employers reactions to and support for peo...

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    Hello to the men who visit us here online, If you have cancer, are male, and could do with somewhere to talk through issues around your cancer exp...

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    Hello to the men who visit us here online, If you have cancer, are male, and could do with somewhere to talk through issues around your cancer exp...

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    Hi everyone, Every Monday morning, 11pm - 12pm, we hold 'Kitchen Table Live'. This is your chance to 'drop in' and speak with other members and Ma...

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    Hello everyone, There is no 'Kitchen Table Live' today, (Octber 3rd) but we'll be back on track next week. I'll miss meeting up with the regulars ...

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    Hello everyone, We are launching a new online group, specifically for men with cancer, as part of our Autumn timetable. The group, 'Men at Maggie'...

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    Hello everyone, When someone we love and care about has cancer, it can turn our world upside down. There's the anxiety and emotional upset about w...

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    Welcome to all the new members of Maggie’s Online. It can be daunting to make that first post –   if you are not sure what to...

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  • I would really appreciate other people's advice and experiences.  My husband was diagnosed with Stage IV Classic Hodgkins Lymphoma in May 2015...

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  • Hi All This is my first visit to the online centre. I'm recently diagnosed with follicular non-hodgkins lymphoma and currently receiving treatment...

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  • Hi, I have just joined Maggie's and I am looking forward to getting to know you.  I am glad to have found a group of people who understands w...

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  • I regularly list items to sell on ebay and up until recently I was able to donate a percentage to Maggies Centres. If I remember rightly, it was th...

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    Hi everyone, We have our Monday morning Kitchen Table Live today - 11am -12 noon, where you can join in and have an informal get together with oth...

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  • Hey everyone, I have just joined having had a look and heard about the site through other reading I have been doing. I haven't been sat down by...

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    Hello everyone, Recently, someone close to me has been seriously ill. The thing that struck me in the hospital, was that every single member of st...

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    Many of you have been in touch asking about travel insurance  and practical issues of travelling following a diagnosis of cancer.  If you...

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    Hello everyone, Kitchen Table 'Live' meets this morning at 11.00am - a chance to talk with each other, and one or more of the Maggie's Online team...

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  • My wife Mary died from cholangiocarcinoma (bile duct cancer) a year ago on 17th June 2015. She was a patiient at the Christie in Manchest...

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    Hello everyone, Having had a break for a couple of months, we are relaunching our online 'Living with cancer' support group. Having cancer can be...

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    Hello everyone, Kitchen Table Live meets, as usual...11am to 12 noon today. This is the virtual version of sitting round the kitchen table togethe...

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    Hello everyone, Kitchen Table Live meets, as usual...11am to 12 noon today. This is the virtual version of sitting round the kitchen table togethe...

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    Hi everyone, I've often tried to find a way to explain how radiotherapy works on cancer cells - and how we keep it safe. BBC One's 'Bang goes the...

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    Hi everyone, As always, there will be a 'Kitchen Table Live' session today from 11am till 12 noon. Drop in if you're passing, this is a more infor...

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    Hi everyone, On Monday 2nd May, it will be a bank holiday, so the Maggie's Online Team will be off that day. I hope you'll all still feel able to ...

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    Hi everyone, As some of you may know, Maggie's have started a series of podcasts on a different topic each month. In the third episode of Maggie'...

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    Hi everyone, As always, there will be a 'Kitchen Table Live' session today from 11am till 12 noon. Drop in if you're passing, this is a more infor...

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    Hello everyone, There will be a 'Kitchen Table LIve' session at 11.00 am today...the first one following our Easter break. As you may already know...

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    Hi everyone, We are fast approaching the Easter public holidays, and the Maggie's Online Centre team will be offline Thursday evening (24th March)...

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  • Hi all, I start my radiotherapy treatment this Friday, and, don't know why, but I am extremely anxious.....I was told at my marking up session that...

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    Hi everyone, There will be a warm welcome for anyone who feels like 'dropping in' to our 'Kitchen Table Live' session, 11.00am - 12noon today (and...

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    Hello everyone, ...There will be a warm welcome in the 'Kitchen Table Live' session , 11.00 - 12.00noon, this morning. This is the chance to 'drop...

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    Hi everyone, There will be a warm welcome for anyone who feels like 'dropping in' to our 'Kitchen Table Live' session, 11.00am - 12noon today (and...

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  • I'm a newby on here but sadly not a newby to cancer. I have secondary breast in bones and liver. Starting different chemo next week so bit scared. ...

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  • I had my first chemo session two weeks ago and since then I haven't slept well at all. I go to sleep no problems but wake at 3am and rarely go bac...

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    Hi everyone, There will be a warm welcome for anyone who feels like 'dropping in' to our 'Kitchen Table Live' session, 11.00am - 12noon today (and...

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    Hello all, Sometimes you just want to get advice quietly and privately in a message or Booked Benefits Session. Other times it's good to ask a mo...

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    Hello, Today is World Cancer Day. It is marked on February 4 to raise awareness of cancer and to encourage its prevention, detection, and treatmen...

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    Hi everyone, Much of what we do here at the Maggie's Online Centre, is about support once cancer has been diagnosed. However, it's also interestin...

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    Hi everyone, Kitchen Table Live (KTL) sessions start today - and these are a chance to meet us around the virtual kitchen table on a Monday mornin...

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    Monday 18th January   sees the return of Kitchen table live.  These are informal live sessions where you can ‘meet’ other On...

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    Hello, As I prepare for the Pembrokeshire New Year - what better than to meet up with friends old and new once again in our benefits support group...

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    Hello everyone, The Maggie's Online Centre team are signing off now, till Tuesday January 5th. There are tips on how to get through this festive, ...

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    Just to let you know there is some essential maintenance work taking place on the Online Centre this afternoon ( Tuesday) starting at 2.30pm  ...

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    Unfortunately the techies need to carry out some essential maintenance work on the Online Centre overnight tonight.  The work will start aroun...

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    Hello everyone, This may not be affecting all of you, but some messages seem to be having problems getting through this evening. I apologise for a...

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    Hi all, Just a reminder that the Benfit, Financial Support and Cancer group is open to all every Tuesday from 7.00pm to 8pm. All are very welcome...

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    Find out more about our live work and cancer chat session on Tuesday 3rd November with Barbara Wilson an employment expert from Working with c...

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    Thank you to all who sent in questions and took part in our work and cancer live discussion this week.  Tom benefits and I were joined by Barb...

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    If you could spare a few minutes to complete our survey and let us know anonymously what you think about magie's Online Centre it would be much app...

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    Hi all, Just a two parter post: an update on the tax credit changes and a shameless plug for the Work and Cancer sessions starting next Tuesday :-...

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    Hello everyone, You'll have been reading some fairly regular prompts from us during October - as it's annual survey time. It's hard to make a surv...

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    Hello everyone, We all face daily stressors - modern life seems to have developed to ensure we're like tightly coiled springs most of the time - a...

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     Hello all,   Just to say I have updated the Benefits Blog explaining the available range of Benefits Support in the Online Centre . &...

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    Hello everyone, Tomorrow, October 10th, is World Hospice Day. Hospice care can provide specialist symptom control, advice, psychological support a...

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    Thank you to all of you who have already completed our annual survey  your feedback is much appreciated and helpd us to develop our online sup...

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    The lovely people at Ellie’s friends have asked me to remind all Maggie’s Visitors about their organisation.   Ellie's Friends ha...

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  • 5 members of my family took part in and completed Maggie's Culture Crawl 2015. We would like to say many thanks to the amazing volunteers. They wer...

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    Hello all, Just a reminder of the new times for the Benefits Support Group - Tuesday evenings 7pm to 8pm. To find out more about the group and th...

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    Hello everyone, There are some days, when a simple cheerful word, or a contact from a friend, can just lift the spirits. Sitting in the cancer 'bu...

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    Hello everyone, The joy of online is that messages can be answered pretty quickly (although it may take a few days if it's for a member of the tea...

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    Hello everyone, As it's August Bank Holiday in England and Wales on Monday (31st) - the Maggie's Online Centre team will be away from their lap to...

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    Hello everyone, Over the last few days, there seems to have been a slight technical hitch with my Maggie's Online Centre messages - as in I'm not ...

  • Dear All, My wife and I are going through the process of setting up Lasting Powers of Attorney for both financial and health. On the health side ...

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  • hello there, does anyone know if taking pomi-t  supplement can help with inoperable liver  cancer,or is there anthing els...

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  • I am new to this site and cancer/chemo! Can someone advise me whether I can have my hair dyed while on chemo (capecitabine & oxaliplatin)? My h...

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    Hello everyone, You may have noticed that Maggie's Online Centre was not available last night, for a number of hours. It is now up and running aga...

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    A subject many people ask about is to do with weight.  In cancer there seems no happy medium - there can be weight loss worries for some, with...

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    I am delighted to let you know that our new information Website Maggie’s CancerLinks is now live  Maggie’s Cancerlinks aims to he...

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    Hi everyone, I'm putting my laptop away for a few days, and having a 'staycation' looking at local walks and beaches etc. I'll miss being online, ...

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    Good morning all, Just a reminder of the Benefits Support Group session is at lunchtime today from 12pm to 1pm. It's an informal space to ask gen...

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    Hello everyone, As we all quietly melt in the heat wave - may I apologise for some ongoing technical issues with Maggie's Online Centre today. Thi...

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  • Hello,breast cancer remission/45 years old,pre menopause   I am taking tamoxifen,since dec when chemotherapy finished.I am finding it hard to...

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    Hi everyone, Just a reminder that 'Kitchen Table Live' is on - 11am - 12 noon today. If you're passing through the centre, and would like to chat ...

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    Hello everyone, It's some time since I talked about one of the many online support groups we run online. Our 'Living with cancer' group meets onli...

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    Hi all, It's Friday, it's nearly 12.00pm and it's time for the benefits support group :-) ! Please feel free to come and join us for a chat on al...

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    Hi everyone, I'll be at the virtual 'Kitchen Table' for anyone to drop into the room and perhaps chat with me and other online members - it's on f...

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    Hello everyone, Just a quick reminder that the benefits support group meets today and every Friday lunchtime - between 12.00pm and 1.pm All are w...

  • Hi I just wanted to share this to hpefully encourage others.  I started doing a COSCA Course (Counselling Skills) in Sept 2012 four weeks befo...

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  • hello,finished chemotherapy in dec 2014.I have since heard and been asked to take part in goverment /hospital university trial on the effects of ch...

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  • Would like to chat to someone who has gone through 'anal cancer' treatment. How do you feel now. I got the 'all clear' September 2013. Still feel n...

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    Our physical Centres all have  large kitchen tables  which are the setting for many chats, introductions and sharing of experiences over ...

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    Hi everyone, The 'Food for Thought' live session yesterday was thought provoking and interesting...and there was a range of diverse topics about d...

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    Just a reminder that the online team will be off till Tuesday as 25th May is  bank holiday. I wish you all a lovely long weekend and look for...

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    The Online team are taking a bit of time away from the Centre today to meet up face to face so  any messages may not be answered as quickly as...

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    Hi all, With cobwebs gently dusted and the virtual crystal gleaming, I thought it might be useful to run through the different sorts of support av...

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     As you will have noticed we have been having a a spring clean here at Maggie's Online Centre and have moved things around a bit.   Caro...

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    Hi all, Many apologies from me too. The same technical work and programme work also affects our Find Out More About Benefits and Cancer group tod...

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    Hi everyone, Normally we look forward to meeting you, in our 'Kitchen Table Live' online get together, which is on Friday mornings, 11am. However...

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    There will be some essential maintenance work  and some updates taking place on the Online Centre  from 10am Thursday 14th May.  Whi...

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    Hi everyone, I don't know about you, but the minute any form which looks official arrives through my letterbox - I go into 'panic' mode. It may be...

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    Hello just to  clear up a bit of confusion.... You are welcome to read a selection of our posts and comments as a visitor however,  if yo...

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    Hi all, Just a reminder about our group session on Friday 15th May from 12pm until 1pm right after Kitchen Table Live All are very welc...

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    Hello everyone, Today Caroline and myself, met online for 'Food for Thought', where we talked about the topical issue of 'fats' - and what fats do...

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    Hi everyone, Kitchen Table Live is a 'live' chat session similar to those around the kitchen table in any Maggie's Centre...with members of staff ...

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  • Hi I'm 44 and having Radiotherapy after breast cancer and on tamoxifen - all is going well so far. However I am supposed to start the zoladex injec...

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    Hello everyone, A Bank Holiday is upon us, and so Robyn and the rest of the team are putting their laptops away till Tuesday 5th May. I hope the ...

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    Hello everyone Do you ever get baffled, bothered and bewildered by the benefits maze? Does it sometimes feel a frustrating and lonely load of hass...

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    Hi everyone, Kitchen Table Live is a 'live' chat session similar to those around the kitchen table in any Maggie's Centre...with members of staff ...

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     This Sunday is mothers day and I am aware from the messages I receive  at this time each year that it  may be a difficult time for ...

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    Hello everyone, and a warm welcome to the new online members who joined us over the Easter Holidays. Most of the team are now back at their laptop...

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    The Online team will be hiding their laptops as well as chocolate eggs over the Easter weekend and will be off  after today until Tuesday7th A...

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    Good morning everyone,  If you're sitting by the computer, and feel like catching up with other online members and some of the Maggie's Onlin...

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    Hi all, Did anyone catch either of the two recent benefits programes in Channel 4's Dispatches series? You can catch them on C4OD on the page&nbs...

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    Hello all, I'm away from my laptop till Monday, as spring cleaning and some gardening beckons. As you know, Robyn and the team will be here, and y...

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    Hello everyone, Actually many of us probably are...just wishing for a good night's sleep, or a less hectic time...longing for the bliss that follo...

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    Do you have questions about the benefits system?  Perhaps you would like to know more about benefits available to anyone with cancer or suppo...

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  • Hi, My mother is currently deciding on whether she should have de-bulking surgery for ovarian cancer. We have all the technical details & know...

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    Just a reminder that members of the Online team will be drippoing in for kitchen table live 11-12 this morning so if you are passing come and say h...

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    Hello everyone, Cancer is often in the media, and especially so today.  It's World Cancer Day, and there are headlines abounding with new sta...

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  • Hello, You are all very welcome to join us in group chat session in the Find Out More About Benefits and Cancer group. Our first group chat sessi...

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     We have a  couple of places left on our Living with less stress course. You can find out more about the course and how to sign up here a...

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    The latest addition to our Online timetable -  a series of monthly ‘live’ sessions to talk about topical food issues.  These ...

  • we run a small village newsagents, things are tough at the moment, but were managing to keep it afloat, then 3 months ago my wife of 42 yrs got n...

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    Those of you who have visited our physical Centre will know that  the kitchen table  is at the centre of each one – a place to happ...

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  •   I stood by your bed last night; I came to have a peep. I could see that you were crying you found it hard to sleep. I spoke to you softly...

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  • So this is my first time visiting this site. I was diagnised with breast cancer in 2012 after routine mammogram. Mastectomy chemotherapy and radiot...

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  • I just popped in today as I have not been on the site for quite some time.  I keep feeling I should be back to normal now after two years.&nbs...

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    Hello everyone, If you have recently been diagnosed with cancer, or are going through cancer treatment, it can be a time when you feel isolated, w...

  • I get the usual 3 days of steroids, starting the day before treatment, and as usual I can't sleep. I followed the advice to take the 2nd dose at lu...

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  • Hi I understand that the Nutritionalist Caroline maybe doing a cookery demonstration at Cheltenham in Feb. I would really like to attend and won...

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  • 2 years ago I had stage 3 breast cancer. After 2 operations, the removal of 40 lymph nodes, 6 sessions of chemotherapy and 6 weeks of radiotherapy ...

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    Hello, I'm not really here, as I am away on annual leave until Pembrokeshire New Year (Jan 13th). Shh..don't tell Robyn... However, I have posted...

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    Hello everyone, We are back today, after the Christmas break, and in that time, I'm aware we have gained lots of new online members. A warm welcom...

  • Hi All, I have recently ( 6 weeks ago) been diagnosed with prostate cancer with secondaries in my bones. Am 58 years young. Not curable say the doc...

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    The Online team will be taking a break over the Christmas holidays from the evening of 24th december returning on Monday 5th January. In the meanti...

  • This will be a difficult time for some of you at Maggie's on line and just to let you know that you will all be in my thoughts. I would like to wi...

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    Hello, I'm sorting out my diary for the new year, and it's very satisfying writing in a new diary, not yet full of my usual illegible scribbles. ...

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    Hello everyone,We are currently taking applications for our innovative online course to help those people who have been struggling to keep weight d...

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    Sue “susieq” and I will be meeting up for most of today planning the online programme for 2015. We will be keeping an eye on our messag...

  • To view article copy & paste this link into your browser  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2854179/Health-notes-New-fluorescent-...

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  • My name is Jane, I'm 63 and I live in Oxford. I was diagnosed with myeloma in June. I don't know anyone with this cancer (and had never heard of it...

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    A final reminder of our annual survey which finishes on 30th November.  you don't need to be  a registered member to complete it and your...

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    Thank you to those of you who have already completed our survey, letting us know what you think about Maggie's Online Centre. For those of you who ...

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    Hello  A few of you have  been having trouble logging in to the Online Centre  or resetting passwords.  We are looking into th...

  • It is nearly one year since my mastectomy. I am trying to decide about reconstruction. One day I'm definitely going to go for it, and the next I'm ...

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    Hi everyone, You may have already read Robyn's blog 'Let us know what you think....', about our annual survey. This is an opportunity for any of o...

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    Hi I'm just wondering if anyone has had an issue with this? I am 5/6 through FEC-T,  with FEC as second 3 cycles.  Every day since I s...

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  • I am so excited that yesterday my work colleauges and I started the couch to 5K. We started off with a 5 minute brisk walk and 90 seconds run and c...

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  • Hello all, I'm feeling extremely emotional most of the time and I just wondered if that was normal? I had my mastectomy in May, my little dog had ...

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  • I was diagnosed last year with breast cancer. I've had a mastectomy, chemo and radiotherapy. I have heard about bone density tests. But I've never ...

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  • Hello everyone, I was watching Fox News last night and saw an interview with a lady talking about Maggies in the UK, I had never heard of it. ...

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  • Unsure if this is the correct section to be posting, but here goes.... :) My (male) partner is currently undergoing chemotherapy (temozolomide) fo...

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  • Good Morning,   I was diagnosed with jaw cancer in 2002. I have had a lot of operations which included full facial reconstruction. I am curr...

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  • I'm new to all of this so I thought I'd just write a little note to say "Hi".  I did try and write a message last night but for some reason it...

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  • Hi all, Just wondering if anyone has had surgery after radiotherapy?  We were told that surgeons are reluctant to operate after an area has b...

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    Hi everyone, The new online support group, for people who are living with the uncertainties of having recurrence or secondary cancer, starts next ...

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    Hello,  Those of you affected by a blood cancer may be interested to know we have a monthly online  haematology networking group offering...

  • I have been using ground flaxseed in my smoothies but as I have had ER positive breast cancer is flaxseed good or bad I am so confused

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  • Hi All, I was wondering if anyone has tackled the issue of cancer and knowing that a loved one is going to pass away with a small child.  At ...

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  • Hi everyone, My dad had been newly diagnosed with stage 4 adenocarcinoma in the lungs & some involvement in the lymph node in the chest. He's just...

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  • Hello. I am Kirsty,34 and my husband 39 and we have 2 year old son. My husband was diagnosed 2 days ago with kidney cancer, stage 3. They...

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  • Since my cancer diagnosis I have calmed down in regards to going out, taking drugs and drinking. I am getting upset at my boyfriend though as he s...

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  • .... to last month diagnosis of testicular cancer.  I'm 38.  My father had an orchiectomy to treat his prostate cancer and it was very su...

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    Hi everyone, I'm not at work next week (apart from Monday evening's family and friends' online support group)...but Robyn and the rest of Maggie's...

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    Hello, Not everyone reading through Maggie's Online Centre conversations has a newly diagnosed cancer.  For some people on here, you're exper...

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    Hello, You may have already seen my previous post about the next online weight gain management course, which is facilitated by CarolineH and mysel...

  • Hello everyone!  I'm JaneyH and am new to Maggies online.  I have been diagnosed with lung cancer (Stage 3b) and am having my 4th chemoth...

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  • Hello, I have just joined Maggies Community in the hope that i can chat to others in a similar situation to me. I finished radiotherapy following ...

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    Hello everyone, (I realise I posted this in 'Cancer and healthy eating' and wasn't sure if all of you got a chance to see this message).Would you ...

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  • Hello out there, do any of you feel lost,hopeless, angrey, upset all at the same time and your brain over working trying to find answers?

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    Hi all, In a bit of a double act, Sue has done an excellent blog on some of the long term side effects - or "late effects" - that can happen as a ...

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    Hello everyone, One of our online visitors kindly guided me to a news item on the BBC website today...and I'm grateful he did so. 'Cancer patients...

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  • Hey my name laura i am 24 years old, i have join maggie as i been told that it a place where i can talk to people about cancer, i just been throw ...

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    I wonder did anyone see the Tonight programme yesterday on the debate about fresh and frozen food and which is better for us. The conclusion was th...

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    I am not sure whether any of you got to watch the ITV programme last night on 'super foods'. It was really interesting and I think that the sa...

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    Just to let you know that on ITV at 7.30 this evening there is a 1hour programme dedicated to Super foods are they fact or fiction. I shall certain...

  • Hi all, my sister-in-law is newly diagnosed with breast cancer. She needs to decide about reconstruction options post-mastectomy.  Can any one...

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    Hi Everyone. I wonder did you catch the Horizon programme last night about meat in the diet and is it a healthy food to eat. An interesting debate ...

  • Hi all, my dad in law has been told he has stage three pancreatic cancer last week......he cant have chemo as he isnt fit enough to fight the after...

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    Our haematology networking group will be  starting  on Wednesday 3rd September.   You can find more information about this, our othe...

  • I am now on my final week of radiotherpy .. In the beginning when I was told I would have 5 weeks of treatment it was like I had such a long road i...

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  • I recently had a SPECT/CT bone scan as I was having severe bone pain.  I do not have bone cancer.  I thought it was bad enough having Can...

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    Some of you may be interested in the news paper headlines that our health and risk of developing a disease is not improved my eating more than 5 pi...

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    Hi Everyone, As we are all wishing John well on his bike trip I wanted to let those of you who do not already know that Jane Fide the centre head ...

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    Hello, I wonder if you have seen the news item on BBC1 today, about a new procedure for radiotherapy to treat early breast cancer.( Breast cancer:...

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    Hi Everyone,I have just been reading about one of our Maggie’s Centres supporters who is about to embark on a mammoth cycle ride. John Hughes...

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  • Here are a few things that have occurred to me after reading Sue's blog on the subject of sleep/insomnia. I am not too bad sleepwise.  I am a...

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  • I've just received an e-mail with a link to the latest edition of Maggie's Matters. I can't find anywhere to download or save it in the same way th...

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    Hello all, I don't know if you listen to Radio 4...and if you do, if you've been aware of a new radio comedy entitled Bad Salsa.  It started ...

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    Hello everyone, We'd like to apologise to any of you having problems trying to access Maggie's Cancerlinks today. There are a few technical proble...

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  • We are waiting to hear if one of us has lung cancer it's been a whirlwind of activity in the past week and chris my partner is hoping that joining ...

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  • Just wondered if anyone has any experience of moving from tamoxifen to anastrozole? I've been ok on tamoxifen with not many side effects but I'm co...

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    Hello - if you have been recently diagnosed  or are currently having treatment you may be interested to know about our new general cancer supp...

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  • Hi All, My son is raising money for a breast cancer charity by wearing a dress to his school prom. He has nearly reached his sponsorship target s...

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  • I was laid in bed last night thinking about our first Father's Day without my Father In Law and next month it will be a year since Maurice passed. ...

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    Hello everyone, Just a note to say that I am away next week - back online on 23rd June. (For new online members, my name is Sue, one of the Cancer...

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     Its Father’s day  on Sunday 15th June and I am aware from the messages I receive  at this time each year that it  may be...

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  • Hello anybody/everyone I'm looking for a nice basic furnished villa-type accomodation with a garden and pool /shared or private somewhere in ...

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    Hello, Just to say that we have a place available on our  'Weight Gain Management Course', which starts next week, on Wednesday 12.30-13.30. ...

  • Anyone suffering from mouth ulcers as a result of chemo might be interested to know that mine went away after using Euthymol toothpaste which I thi...

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  • A very Happy 1st Birthday to Maggie's Cancer Centre at Newcastle. xx

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    Sorry to those of you who have been having difficulty accessing the breathing and relaxation exercises on our information website Maggie's CancerLi...

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      Hello, I have been reading, with a sense of sadness, yet pride, about the inspirational Stephen Sutton, who died today, aged 19. He was l...

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    Hello everone, You may already be aware that we recently launched, and ran our first online ‘Weight Gain Management Course’. This cour...

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    Today is world ovarian cancer day, you  can find out more about the campaign to mark this on the official WOCD website.   If you have bee...

  • Hello I' new to the group.  I've finished my six session of chemotherapy, but on my 5th and 6th session I was extremely tired and started to f...

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  • Hi, my name is mark, i have just been told i may have cancer of the tongue. I've had my biopsy done and am awaiting the results, they told me they ...

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    This weekend is another bank holiday weekend - they come thick and fast at this time of year. fingers crossed for some sunshine to go with the holi...

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    Hello everyone, Following the success of our first online Weight Gain Management Course, CarolineH (online nutritional advisor) and myself (SusieQ...

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  • Does anyone have any tips on travel insurance companies which offer a good deal for people with cancer? Barbara

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    Hello everyone, Just to mention that the Maggie's Online Centre team will be away from their laptops from 17.00 hrs today, till Tuesday 22nd April...

  • As I head towards my first round of chemo, I wondered if anyone has any tips that they could share on getting through this treatment.  Anythi...

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  • Hi I was diagnosed with stage 3 Ovarian cancer just before Christmas, it was a devastating blow to me and my family but we are coming to terms with...

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  • Ladies, it has taken a few gins for me to do this but I imagine that I am not in the minority here,  I am 45, married, have had 3 misscarriage...

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  • My hair is coming out by the handful and I have been collecting it all in a bag. I have looked into donating it but because it is coming out bit b...

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  • Hi, My friend is having a double mastectomy on March 17th and I would like to ask you all if anyone knows of somewhere on line I may be able to ge...

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    Hello we don't usually talk about fundraising in these messages however this is rather a special  event for Maggie's Online Centre and I  ...

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    Hello Maggie’s is delighted to let you know about some research by Aleksandra Soboto , a Phd  Health psychology  student , into&nb...

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    Hello everyone, I'm away on annual leave next week...hoping the weather is good so I can sort the garden out...and maybe even do some spring clean...

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    Have you been affected by prostate cancer? Are you currently taking androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) ?   Examples of anti androgens inc...

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    Good sunny afternoon,  Can I trouble you, O gentle readers old and new for a bit of help with something I'm trying in the Benefits Advice gro...

  • Hi, I am new to this link and am not sure if I am doing this properly as I am rubbish with computers. I was diagnosed with endometrial cancer...I ...

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  • Hello I wonder if anyone has experiened similar and if anyone can suggest a way I can manage this problem, which has become increasingly worse as t...

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  • Hi It's nearly 4 weeks since my last chemotherapy treatment, and my hair started growing back after my 4th cycle not a lot but I was pleased ...

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    Hello Maggie's Online Centre and  our main website are  all fully functioning however, there is  curently a fault with our informati...

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    Author Daisy Goodwin is compiling a list of poems for Maggie’s called “100 poems to see you through.” With chapter headings like ...

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  • Hello everyone, I had tonsillar cancer diagnosed 13 months ago; treatment Jan-March 2013 being 6 weeks of radiotherapy plus two doses of chemo thr...

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    Hello Those of you who  receive our newsletter updates will already be aware that Maggie’ s has a new main website this week, which wil...

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  • Hi all, havn;t written or visited the site for ages. Thankfully, been getting on with my life. For those who don;t know me I am Patsy and was diag...

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  • I don't really know where to start but here go's my mam has terminal cancer this we only found out 4 days ago and her diagnosis was only 5 weeks ag...

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    'Around the kitchen table' Around the kitchen table is a cookbook that is available free through all Maggies Centres throughout the country. Inspi...

  • My GP has just prescribed this to help me sleep - anyone had any experience of it - I am a bit concerned about taking sleeping meds  

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    Hello everyone, Let’s sort out Cancer-related weight gain….Have you found that since your cancer diagnosis and treatment you have gai...

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    Hello we now have places  available for several of our  Online support groups and are taking names to  start in January These inclu...

  • hello im new to this site...feel very nervouse ,my name is donna and im 40 yrs old,,,i got diagnosed with neuroendocrine tumour(nets) on the 21st n...

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     A big 2014 welcome to all our Online Centre members old and new.  Thank you for all the lovely comments and  Christmas /new year me...

  • I am wishing you all a very Happy New Year. Some of you will be starting the year with cancer treatment and will be feeling anxious and scared but...

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    Hello everyone, ...well it's Christmas Eve...which may be bringing it's share of joy, or turmoil....depending how things are with you or someone y...

  • Hi All, This Christmas is going to be a difficult time for some of us on Maggie's who are going through treatment for this awful disease or you ma...

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    Hi everyone,Friday was Carers' Rights Day, a day to raise awareness of rights, however unclaimed or incomplete. These include things like benefits,...

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    Hello everyone, ....Our survey results are nearly all in...but we would welcome your opinions and feed back, if you haven't had a chance to comple...

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  • Going into hospital on Monday for one of the two procedures noted above following neck radiotherapy any advice or insight into treatment would be g...

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    Hello everyone, When someone close to you is diagnosed with cancer, it can be almost as scary and upsetting as being diagnosed with cancer yoursel...

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    Good morning all, I hope you are wrapping up well against wintry winds and seasonally adjusting temperatures. Last minute cancellations mean that...

  • I'm looking for the experience of people with superficial transitional cell bladder cancer. S has had two mitomycin treatments and is about to star...

    1 Comment
  • Hi I finished all my treatment on the 31st July this year, and I am now taking Letrozole for the next 5 years. My hair started to grow back befor...

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    Hello  a reminder that our  living with cancer support group is starting again tonight  at its new slot of Tuesday evenings 6-7pm&nb...

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    Hello, ...If you are helping care for, or worrying about someone close to you who has cancer, we hold a facilitated online support group on Monday...

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    Hello -  We have some places available in the new set of sessions for our Living with Cancer weekly support group.  The sessions will be...

  • Picture of SusieQ

    Hello, ...Many of you will be aware that for the last few weeks all of our Maggie's Centres have been asking people to complete our annual survey....

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    Hello - lots of you have been completing  our annual survey  - if you weren't aware of it  or just  haven't managed to complete...

  • Hi just wanted to share that it is now just over a year since diagnosed with breast cancer on 1 Oct 2012.  A lot has happened in that year som...

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  • It's WEAR IT PINK day 25th October to support Breast Cancer.

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    Morning all, I hope those that have been drenched by passing rain bands are drying out, while those under them are receiving light moisturising mo...

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    Hello, You may have seen Robyn's blog from Monday, asking if you would help us by filling in a small survey form. This is our annual audit process...

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  • I have been on Anastrazole for 2 months now and am experiencing horrendous Hot Flushes - about one every hour! I have spoken to the breast car...

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  • hi everyone i am new here not sure if i am doing this correctly as i am also quite new to computer

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  • I found myself looking out of my kitchen window earlier which faces onto our large front garden. I love to watch the birds feeding. I saw the most ...

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    Hello  We are now taking names for a new living with cancer group as the current block of sessions has been completed.  If you would lik...

  • Hi, Somethings really worrying my Mum, Val, who lives in Witney, Oxon? Neither one of us are technically minded, Mum less so than me! So I'm postin...

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    Hello everyone,It's Monday morning...the team's lap tops are warmed up, and primed to answer your questions, listen...offer information and signpos...

  • When your having a bad day and want to rant but not upset anyone try going to a big open place and just scream and shout it all out. I'm lucky enou...

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  • Hi All! My mother was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, had surgery and has had her 1st round of chemo. My question is... after her 1st round of chemo...

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  • I do vol work twice a week and find ti very rewarding i have been trained on the till and sorting clothers ect i gets on well wiht evryone takes my...

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    Hello, Whether you're newly diagnosed or trying to balance the finances during treatment...or living with cancer that doesn't seem to be getting b...

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    Hello,As the NHS launches a shingles vaccination programme for the 70-79 year age group (see fact sheet), I thought I’d just issue a word of ...

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    Hello, Well, here we all are...start of another week....and the Maggie's Online team are here, lap tops at the ready... There are two slots still...

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    Some of you will have noticed we have been having some technical problems today - Most things returned to normal  earlier today however  ...

  • I have found im goign into the health shop buying more and more sunseeds adn mixed seeds i try and mix them in my food i love chicken adn lamb also...

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  • I am posting on the conversation board to wish my good friend Diane a very happy birthday for today. Without Maggie's on line and Diane I think I ...

  • Hi everyone I wondered whether it is common to feel like life s existing a bit on 2 planes and that things seem like they are in slow motion alm...

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    Hello, Just a reminder that we're off till Tuesday morning...in my case, the biggest excitement is testing out my new cat and dog hair vacuum clea...

  • You'd think being diagnosed with cancer or in my case a brain tumour multiforme grade 4 you might catch at least a small break sometimes - vain tho...

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  • Hi everyone, I'm new here so just wanted to say hi amd I look forward to getting to know you all. As a bit of background I'm 28, from London...

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  • I feel so so lucky to have my life and couldn't be more grateful, cancer has changed the way I live and view the world, and I am happy to have a se...

    1 Comment
  • Hi I'm due to have a central line put in on Wednesday to get my chemo administered through. Anyone share their experience with this?

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    Hi all, I'm a newbie who just lost his wife to cancer. On 1/7/13 I took my wife & boys to The Grove Hotel in Bournemouth - which is the cancer...

    2 Comments
  • I've had NSC lung cancer for around 15 months and I'm looking for advice on practical things to do to manage pain.  Let's discuss what's worke...

    8 Comments
  • My Chinese Friend and Colleague put me on to the wonders of Honey and like her I always put a spoonful in my coffee, Manuka when we could afford it...

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  • Just wanted to share that I had intended going back to uni to do COSCA course but have decided not to do this after all.  I also enrolled on a...

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    Hello Following a cancellation there is one live session with Caroline our online nutritonal advisor at 11.30 this morning.  The 40 minute ap...

  • I only have a look at Maggies on line when my wife has gone out and my little boy has gone to bed And by this time of the day everyone has logged ...

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      Opps just posted this i think in someone elses link hopefully now i am in right place.I Am just over 4 months in remission from AML,today i...

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    Hello Places for the individual nutrition sessions are limited, so please book as soon as possible early to avoid disappointment you can find out ...

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    If you, or someone close to you, has been affected  by a brain tumour you may be interested to know we have a monthly online brain tumour netw...

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     A reminder that our monthly brain tumour networking group will be meeting on Wednesday 3rd July at 1pm. This group is run in partnership with...

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    Hello There are still a few places available for the new block of sessions of our living with cancer support group starting Wednesday morning this...

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    Flicking through the paper this morning, as I had my morning cuppa, I noticed a headline ‘Yes, men get breast cancer too…’ ...

  • Today whilst purchasing a new supply of liquorice from the Health Food Shop I had a sudden urge to buy a bottle of Organic Root Ginger (non-alcohol...

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  • When back from recovery  the first thing I did was to change into my own night clothes, smelling of the washing products I can use as I have v...

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    Hello To maintain confidentiallity for existing members and also to make sure we have space to offer places to  new members I have been revie...

  • I have just been stood watching the birds from my dining room window and saw the most beautiful robin feeding with the brightest red breast. My tho...

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  • I don’t like eating meat, I am not a Vegetarian just don’t like meat products.  However, I do enjoy eating some Quorn products &nb...

    3 Comments
  • Diagnosed cervical cancer 2 weeks ago, just had scans now awaiting for treatment plan... how long will this take, just want to get hysterectomy ove...

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    Just a quick note to draw people's attention to a new post in the Benefits Advice conversations. This week is the last opportunity to make a new cl...

    2 Comments
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    Hi all, Just a quick hello from me as newly appointed Benefits Advisor. I've been a centre visitor here and in Maggie's South West Wales as my pre...

  • I feel I need to share this good story as my last one was a difficult one.  I have been very nervous driving in traffic since diagnosis but wh...

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  • Hi just felt I needed to express what is going on for me at the moment.  Yesterday I attended the funeral of a young girl aged 27 wh...

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    Hello, I am back from leave today, I am catching up with my messages - sorry if you are waiting longer than usual for a reply- you will get one ...

  • Visited Maggie's Newcastle last week.  What a lovely warm comforting place.   It has been a long time coming but well worth the wait. ...

    1 Comment
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    Hello  The online team will be packing up for the bank holiday weekend  shortly and will be back online on Tuesday  28th May.  ...

    2 Comments
  • Hello,   I am new to online Maggie's although I have been lucky enough to recieve their help at the Oxford Maggie's Centre. I am finding it ...

    3 Comments
  • Hello,  I've been treated for breast cancer, had my operation in January of this year and have just had my 5th out of 6 cycles of chemotherap...

    1 Comment
  • Hello I am experiencing joint problems with tamoxifen, particularly in my hands. I have read that the brand Nolvadex may affect the joints less th...

    4 Comments
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    Well after a few months away, due to IT issues I am back online and busy catching up on all that has happened with the folks at maggies online....w...

    1 Comment
  • Today was the opening of Maggie's Newcastle and I was honoured to be invited . The moment I walked into the building an overwhelming calmness hit m...

    3 Comments
  • New to this so sorry if I'm a bit rubbish ! I am having a course of FEC-T for breast cancer prior to surgery.Now on part 2 of treatment I have rece...

    2 Comments
  • Hi. I am 40 and my mum who lives close by was diagnosed with secondary bone cancer 8 'months ago. She has become house bound and I basically do eve...

    4 Comments
  • Diagnosis over 4 weeks ago - new to this so apologies if posting all over the place - can't sleep as worrying about impending results of scans and ...

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    I was looking at various websites this morning, and was drawn to the headlines that today, May 8th, 2013, marks the first World Ovarian Cancer Day....

  • Hi all, Has anybody else had kidney stones whilst on the lovely Tamoxifen?? Never had a problem before but landed up at the emergency Dr on Saturd...

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    Hello everyone, Well the sun is out, and I think Spring may finally arrived...thank goodness. Robyn, myself and the Online Centre team are honing ...

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    As a former breast care nurse specialist, I like to keep my eye on scientific developments in breast cancer, particularly preventative measures. Ea...

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    If you are planning to join in our  online  chat    for parents with cancer on Wednesday1st May  then please make sure you...

  • Hi, I am so excited as I have just received and invitation to attend the opening of Maggie's new centre in Newcastle :) It looks like a beautiful...

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      Hello everyone, Cancer is universal, and the word ‘cancer’ in a family can cause anxiety and turmoil.  Just when you&rsqu...

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    Have you ever thought about joining an online support group? They provide a safe and confidential space for anyone affected by cancer. Online Suppo...

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    Hello everyone,Please can I say sorry on behalf of us all at Maggie’s Online Centre  for the problems some of you have been experiencing...

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    Hello apologies to anyone currently using the site we need to do some  essential maintenance  to banish those gremlins  - we will be...

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    Hello Unfortunately we have had to postpone todays session for parents with cancer due to technical difficulties we are experiencing with the onli...

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    Hello just to let you know we are having a few technical problems  which  is causing difficulty registering for some groups and sessions ...

  • linda hello everyone i have been hovering around this site lost i am new ish to cancer and newish to computer ,after a lumpectamy in feb i start ra...

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    Hello everyone,Robyn is on annual leave this week, and I’m holding the fort for a few days. As the week starts, may I draw your attention to ...

    1 Comment
  • Hi all, I finally saw an oncologist last week, only 7 weeks after my lumpectomy!! Anyway there is a new trial I've signed up for. They are looking...

    3 Comments
  • Hiya i was 47 years when diagnosed July 2011 Whipples surgery to try remove Discover cholongico carcinoma stage 3 Recurrance in pancreas April 201...

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  • Hello, I have just registered and would like to hear from anyone who has been/goes to Maggies Nottingham. I have never done anything like...

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    The Online Centre team will be packing their computers away for the Easter holidays  this afternoon and returning  on Tuesday 2nd April. ...

  • Hi All, I have just finished reading ' A Monster Calls' and it's really good. It's a young adults book but is all about a young boy whose Mum is d...

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  • My name is Mark and am 55 years old and live in North Lincolnshire. I was first diagnosed with Malignant Melanoma 13 5 years ago. I noticed an irre...

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  • hi rreally know what to say or do , i am sitting here listening to my once big stronge and lovable dad slowly dying but being very stubborn about l...

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  • I have just joined Maggie's On Line so very new to everything - a BIG HELLO to all. You will see, from my profile I have CLL, I live in Oxfordshire...

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    Hello,As some of you may know, before I became an online Cancer Support Specialist, I was in a similar role in Maggie’s Oxford. We would ofte...

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    Hello I have this morning, removed a recent conversation thread, at the request of the member who posted it, who felt  (following moderation o...

  • I am British but live in Penang in Malaysia with my husband (who has cancer).  Medical facilities here are very good but we sure could do with...

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  • Hello, Im new to the site, 56, diagnosed with multiple myeloma last week and started radiotherapy, chemo, steroids and a thalidomide treatment alre...

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    Hello everyone,I’m sitting looking out of my window as I type, there’s snow on the ground, it’s -3 degrees, and it got me thinkin...

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  • I am really low right now as the side effects of Tamoxifen are making me feel like an old woman.  When I get up in the morning I have pro...

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  • Hi Am new to this so please bear with me. Am interested in hearing from people who have been affected by cervical cancer. I was diagnosed with CC...

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  • There has never ever been anyone to speak to, i must be doing it all wrong but surely there is someone i  can say hello to Have just had 2nd...

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    I was diagnosed with Prostate cancer june 2009 , did the  usual, laughed , cried , hormones , 3 weeks Radio , One flew over the cuck...

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  • Hi everyone. I hope you all had the best Christmas you could and New Year brings you health and happiness. I have been on steroids a year now - Pre...

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  • I personally would like to say a very BIG thank you to the absolutely brilliant Maggie's on line team and would like to wish them all a Very Merry ...

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  • My lovely mum passed away on the 4th December. It still hasn't sunk in even though I was with her still the end. :'( Amanda x

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    Hello all,...Well, I've just tied myself in knots putting the Christmas tree up, as usual some tree light bulbs have gone...the cats are already ey...

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  • Hi there, just recently diagnosed with follicular cancer.  I have had a thyroidectomy and am now in the midst of deciding whether I go along w...

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  • Hi i am new to the realms of cancer.  I was diagnosed with breast cancer in Oct this year.  I start radiotherapy in January and have star...

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  • Hi All As a new member, here is a potted history.  Whilst suffering from severe anxiety/depression in Jan 2012 (poor buisness, family illness...

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  • My mum was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer that had spread to her bones at the beginning of September 2012. She has lost a huge amount of weigh...

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    It is with enormous sadness that I write to let  you all know that Jude  Stenger  died last week  Many of you will have read J...

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  • Hi Folks, The Autumn is here and soon it will be winter and the flu and pneumonia season. Please don't forget your flu injections and a pneumonia...

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      Do you want to know about breast cancer, signs and symptoms, risk factors and screening? Perhaps you or a family member has been diagnosed ...

  • What is the latest on progress with Maggies in Aberdeen?

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  • I would just like to wish my wonderful husband Stephen a very Happy 50th Birthday today. Beverley x

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    Hello  - we are always interested in your comments  and suggestions about the online centre  however this month there is additional ...

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  • Hi my name is Brian, Hope you are all well/ within yourselves, One question I would like to put out there to you all, when you phone the Docto...

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  • Re: HI GUYS. I really look forward to reading all your stories and the great support you give to all the new members. I'm back in hospital having m...

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    Hello we are experiencing some problems with reading and sending personal messages at the moment. The techies are aware and are working hard to fi...

  • Hi there, invisible friends at Maggie´s. I have just joined the Maggie´s Online Centre and the re-starting group for carers/partners of...

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    Hello A reminder that our new carers group starts on Thursday 20th Sept.  The group will include some themed sessions as well as others  ...

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  • My oldest and very bestest friend's husband is dying of cancer. he has weeks, now not months. She is coping with a huge amount - supporting hi...

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  • Started by magpiemike on 22 September 2012 at 07:09 My brother sent me this interesting article. I was going to bin it as I am not really a fo...

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    Hello Maggie’s works with many partners to research different aspects of cancer care.  One of our research partners from Loughborou...

  • Hi All, I had a double mastectomy in February, have had chemo and am now doing the radiotherapy bit. I had quite a few problems after the surgery ...

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  • Hi I am staying on ward 1b Beatson Cancer centre centre I think, from tomorrow Monday 10 th Sept for 5 days then ever two weeks Mon to Fri untill D...

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  • Hello there, I've been on tamoxifen for about 6 months now and have just started to get bad migraines with nausea as well as frequent cramp i...

  • I couldnt think what to put as the title and didn't want to just say hello but anyway hello! I am a newbie to this community but not to having bee...

  • I'm doing the 10 mile Macmillan charity walk on Saturday the 8th at Clumber park near Worksop. Anyone else going to be there? I will be easy to spo...

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    Hello just a reminder that two of our monthly networking groups are running this week our Haematology networking group  is Tuesday 10.45...

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    Hello just to let you know I am now back from my summer holidays - I look forward to meeting the members who have joined whilst I was away and also...

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  • I start my chemo tomorrow at the Beatson cancer centre in Glasgow. I am having an initial dose of BCNU and Cytarabine. Then up to 8 sessions of hig...

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  • Just to wish Diane a very happy birthday today. Love and best wishes Diane. Lv Beverley xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx PS enjoy your birthday cake.

  • Just to wish Diane a very happy birthday today. Love and best wishes Diane. Lv Beverley xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx PS enjoy your birthday cake.

  • I am new to this site and wonder if anyone can give advice about how they stay strong when your Mum is braving terminal cancer.  I am finding ...

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  • Hi all, This is my first post on this site. Following a biopsy on a lump that was located in the right hand side of my groin (inguinal glands), I...

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  • Hi All, I am just writing to wish GOOD LUCK and best wishes and loads of hugs to our very good Maggie's friend Summer who under goes major surgery...

  • Hi. I have just been told that I have lymphoma. They have found it in my eyes and am awaitint to see the heamatology/ cancer specialists to decide ...

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  • Hi my name is elaine and I recently discovered a breast lump. I am fortunate enough that it was found early and I don't need chemo but am to have...

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    Some of you have asked for  a space on the site where you can talk openly about facing the uncertainty of Incurable disease without worrying a...

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  • Hi All, Has anyone ever had any trouble at hospitals with appointments and what consultants actually tell you as a patient? I myself was told a f...

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  • Just saying hello to get me started as I am not sure how this works....but I really hope it does...dont know where to turn and would be good to tal...

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  • I met Rachel on a trek in southern Turkey. She and her partner were the only people I'd met that day and I asked her what she did. She counselled t...

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    Sorry to anyone who has reqested to join one of our online support groups in the last few days.  We have just discovered that not all requests...

  • I so admire H for never giving up on anything he strives to achieve. H is about to do his climb again next week and I so admire him for the courage...

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    If you are interested in finding out more about clinical trials you are very welcome to join in our live chat between 1 and 2pm this afternoon. Th...

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    Hello Just to let everyone know about the first open chat session we are running: Cancer clinical trials: Wednesday 11th July from 1pm to 2pm Ma...

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      Sorry that some of you are finding the online centre is running slowly today.  Please bear with us and we hope to have everything ...

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    Hello We are always keen to let as many people as possible know about the emotional, practical and social support that Maggie's offers to people a...

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  • Dear Friends The main Maggie's homepage is currently carrying a feature about "Tuesdays", the documentary film inspired by the lives and activitie...

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  • I had neck and throat cancer 2.5 yeras ago and survived. Then 1 year ago they thought it might be back on my tongue (the last time i posted) luckel...

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    I have just found out that a friend of mine margret gordon has sadly passed away, we had many chat's and she was a a smashing lady... feel so sad a...

  • I would like to wish H a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY for June 16th. Many Happy Returns. Lv Beverley x

  • Hi All, Since Caroline H has joined Maggie's team as the Nutritionist I have enjoyed looking at the foods I eat and have realised I wasn't eating ...

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  • ....just a simple hello to get me a seat at the kitchen table....:)

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  • Hi, joined a few days ago but don't really know what to write about other than I am having difficulty in accepting my husbands cancer. He was diagn...

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  • Hi everyone.  I've recently been diagnosed with breast cancer and will be starting chemo in just under 2 weeks. I'm very daunted and scar...

    3 Comments
  • A very Happy Birthday to you Jim for today :) x

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  • i am elaine.. joined last night.... just got told 3 days ago  my dads got terminal stomach cancer... my mum had colon cancer terminal... ...

  • Hi, my sister has been diagnosed with oesophagal cancer, fortunately it is operable and hopefully curable, BUT , she is an alcoholic who has brain ...

    4 Comments
  • Hello everyone, My name is Tony. I have (6 weeks ago) been diagnosed with Mesothelioma. What a shoke...what a bolt out of the blue...what a kick i...

    7 Comments
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    Have you  or someone you know been affected by a brain tumour? if so you may be interested in our new monthly online brain tumour networking g...

  • I am almost 2 years into remission from NHL and just over 3 years since my diagnosis and I am still struggling with regaining my fitness levels bac...

  • Hi All, Have any of you visited Pamelaboal's website and read her enchanting stories? I am hooked with the children's story about Mr Leaf and Mr T...

  • Hi All, Have any of you visited Pamelaboal's website and read her enchanting stories? I am hooked with the children's story about Mr Leaf and Mr T...

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    We are delighted to announce a new online networking group as a result of a partnership between Maggie's  and Brain Tumour UK. This monthly g...

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    Hello I am back from leave today and looking forward to catching up with all of you. Welcome also to those who have registered for the online centr...

  • Hi to all Maggie's members, Why don't you think about joining one of the fabulous on line support groups. I am a member of the Living With Cancer ...

  • Maggie's really does bring people together. I had a lovely day on monday meeting another of my Maggie's friends for lunch. It's lovely being able t...

  • I thought that the end of treatment of my husbands cancer would see life get better. After coping quite well for seven long months why do I no...

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    well once again we are here in callander for the start of a new season... will we be here at the end of the season i do not know!!! but then again ...

  • Have a lovely Easter Holiday everyone and enjoy your time off. Beverley x

  • Hello everyone, Maggie's is an amazing place to visit. I was wondering, has anyone who has been to a Maggie's had any moments of clarity, hope or ...

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  • Well folks it's nearly time for the Easter Bunny to arrive for the children all over the country but it's also a time for family and friends to enj...

  • Do any of you ever sit around the kitchen table for a meal now with your loved ones and catch up on the days events? When I became ill in Jan 09 I...

  • Hi All, It will be Tracy M's last session tonight on the Living With Cancer on line group. I myself would like to thank her for all of her suppor...

    2 Comments
  • We had goodnews on Monday that I didn't have Small Cell lung cancer but pulmonary synovial sarcoma.  Today I have been told that I need imidia...

    2 Comments
  • I don't if anyone can answer this but I'm wondering if there is a limit to the number of times a person can have chemo therapy. My husband has had ...

    2 Comments
  • Hi everyone, I am a 55yrs old imature adult, 3 grown up kids, 3 grandkids(1 more on way) & a hubby & I have cancer. Diagnos...

    1 Comment
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    Hi all, Please allow me to apologise for the problems that you may have experienced with the site over the last few days. Due to increasing visit...

    3 Comments
  • My husband was diagnosed with gastric cancer just over a year ago.  He was such a fit and active man that we were all in a state of shock, I s...

    2 Comments
  • Hello Everyone! As my SSP is coming to an end I think mid Feb my medical certificate from my doctor takes me up to beginning of March, can I claim...

    6 Comments
  • Hi All,  I am new to this site.  I am a 34 year old wife and mother of 2 young children age 3 and 7 years.  I was told two week...

    2 Comments
  • Hi, I am new to this site, I am female 60yrs and have been diagnosed with oesophagus cancer.  I have not started any kind of treatment y...

    5 Comments
  • Yesterday Stephen and I went to visit his cousin Anne. She is 45 and has 2 large tumours at the front of her brain and 5 smaller tumours at the bac...

  • I would love to know how many of you have tried acupuncture.  I feel that I have beinfited tremendously from the treatment

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  • Hi My names michelle ... im new to all this ... my mum got diagnosed with breast cancer 3 years ago which rapidlyt spread to her bones she gotr to...

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    Hello I arrived back from leave this morning to find we are having some technical problems with the online centre today ... sorry if you are having...

  • HI I have had a kidney removed in December because of Cancer and they also removed some of the renal vein. I had no symptoms and it was found by h...

    2 Comments
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    Hello, I'd like to get a yoga DVD to help me relax and keep my muscles working.  What's the best one for people with cancer? Thanks, Nat

    1 Comment
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    Hello, Is there anyone out there taking erlotinib (Tarceva)?  I've been on it for six months and while it's controlling my tumour, at present...

    1 Comment
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    It's that time again... my laptop is about to be hidden as I am on leave for this week...! Before it is confiscated from me I just wanted to let y...

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  • After 3 months of misdiagnosis by GPs and hospital, mum was diagnosed with small bowel cancer with a secondary krukenberg tumour. She's had surgery...

  • Is there anyone out there who is living with SC lung cancer.  I am about to enter year 3 and feel rather alone

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  • I have lung cancer and had a pleural catheter(tunnel drain) fitted a couple of weeks ago to enable me to drain fluid from my lungs at home so I am ...

    1 Comment
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    Does anyone have lymphoplasmacytoid lymphoma also called WM it caused abnormal protein in the blood, I would like to talk to others who also have it

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    Hello We have been very busy behind the scenes here at Maggie's online centre and wanted to make sure that all our members knew about changes  ...

  • Hello Everyone! I've had a mastectomy with immediate reconstruction abdominal diep in December 2011, just recovering and dressings change etc....T...

    1 Comment
  • I lost my lymph nodes in my groin about 6 years ago.  Since then I have had constant infections which are really getting me down.  No-one...

    2 Comments
  • Hello everyone, Im Laura..im 25. My mum was diagnosed with a brain tumor in July this year. The only other symptoms she was having was high blood p...

  • Hi Not sure if it's ok for me to ask a question about this, I'm not asking for medical advice more for people's experiences of taking them/using t...

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  • Is there a section on the site that has compiled the work of  Maggies art therapy and creative writing courses. I think I go site blind at tim...

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    hi im new to this so please forgive my mistakes im bound to make,im 64 and was told last oct i have breast cancer,i have other long term problems L...

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  • Spouse had a whipple in April and going through chemo. Life so hard for him. Are there any survivors out there that can talk through there experiences

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  • Hi folks! In September 2011 I had an art exhibition to celebrate and tell my story of the 10 years since my diagnosis with bowel cancer at 33 years...

    5 Comments
  • Hi Maggie's Members and Admin team I would like to wish you all a very Happy New Year. It's very hard to express a wish for you all that means so...

  • i want to be remembered by family for all the good times that we shared together after i have passed.... i dont really want them to be so upset tha...

    1 Comment
  • Hello All, Just been diagnosed with adrenal cancer and am very uncertain about the future. It seems that the medical profession have just left me t...

  • Apologies if this has been covered already - still trying to find my way around the site! My mother has pancreatic cancer, which has spread to her...

    2 Comments
  • My sister who is 43 and has 2 boys has just been told she has ovarian cancer.   She has full surgery planned in a few weeks and they have ind...

    2 Comments
  • Hi I was wondering if anyone wanted to start a group for people whose partners have cancer. I know that there is the carers support group but I pe...

    18 Comments
  • I wondered if anyone had any experience of withdrawal from Gabapentin,I stopped it going from300 mg twice daily to zero over a period of 2 weeks di...

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  • I have so many memories of my family, that once I’ve passed I wish I could share it with them on a daily basis. I was told about One Certaint...

  • Hello i'm new, can anyone help? I have a bro who has bee diagnosed with testicular cancer for the second time, he had a testicle removed 20 yrs ago...

    1 Comment
  • Hello everyone, I have just been told that I have papillary carcinoma, and have to have my thyroid removed. I am a 59 year old male, and I can tel...

    1 Comment
  • Can anybody give me info about why the chemo (FEC) for breast cancer didn't work for the liver?  Is it possible that the liver suspi...

  • Has anyone else experienced sore feet since having had chemo and radiotherapy? A few people i know have had this too. One of whom said it was due t...

    3 Comments
  • Hello - my name is Zoe,  I was dx with breast cancer 3 years ago, and am currently doing well. I have a vague niggle in the back of my mind du...

    2 Comments
  • Hello Everyone! Not been on here for ages, couldn't figure out how to use the site so joined breast cancer care also. My SSP will be ending soon,...

    9 Comments
  • Hello ladies! I'm due to have a mastectomy 12 Dec with immediate reconstruction, diep flap recon.  Any advice what nightwear, clothes etc to ...

    2 Comments
  • Hi, I'm new to this site. I'm 31 married with two girls aged 5 & 3. Just now I have done 10 months of chemo with an expected 2 more to go. My dilem...

    6 Comments
  • Good Afternoon Joined this site today to get help and advice on how to support for my friend who has terminal cancer but is in complete denial. &n...

    1 Comment
  • Any help/guidance for me please? I've just been diagnosed with liver cancer following "successful" colon surgery last year! Still awaiting treatmen...

    3 Comments
  • I had my oncology appointment yesterday and I need not go back for another 3 months yahoo ! After deciding not to have my zemeeta intraveniously I ...

  • Hi All havn't written here for ages. Update is tomorow I have my last cycle of chemo YIPPEEEEEE !! I can't wait for it to be over, although in fa...

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  • I have been a member of Maggie's for approximately 2 years now and have become friends with some very dear people, who I will remain friends with, ...

    5 Comments
  • I'm new to this site and not quite sure how things work - I posted a message last evening and now can't see it, so don't know if anyone has re...

    4 Comments
  • I have been asked to give a friend a massage, she's on her 2nd round of chemo. would it be too much, or would the beneits of gentle massage outweig...

    8 Comments
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    Hello all Just wanted to let you know I haven't been able to be online as much as usual over the last few days I am catching up with my messages.....

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    I'm Newish To The Online Center, Blogs, And Things Here, (defo the blogging part) Only Joined The Other Week, As I Was Given this Web Address By On...

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  • Hello All While out walking my dog this morning I witnessed one of nature's most wonderful sights - the annual migration of vast numbers of wild g...

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  • Hi there I'm Ruthie and have high grade Non Hodgkins Lymphoma.  My staging was 1A. I've had my 3 chemos and will have radio in a month or so....

    2 Comments
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    Hello, I just wanted to let you all know the online centre is only staffed during office hours so you won't always get a reply to any messag...

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     We will be starting a new haematology support group in September.  This  will be a monthly online support group for anyone wit...

    13 Comments
  • Hello Everyone! New to the forum at Maggies.  I am due to have a meeting with my consultant on 12 Oct to discuss the mastectomy and right bre...

    1 Comment
  • Can anyone offer any words of help as I have just had a radical hysterectomy to remove a cancerous tumour from my cervix. I am very lucky in that I...

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  • That time is here again. remember your jabs, check your need.    Although CLL patients may not get the full protection from vaccines,...

    1 Comment
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     Ooops – we disappeared again!  Sorry to those of you who couldn’t get onto the online centre last night and this morning.&nb...

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    Sorry to all of you who have been trying to use the online centre today.  We had some technical problems which meant the site was down for a w...

  • Hey folks, Just to let you know there is infomation about my art exhibition (Beyond the Big C) on the Maggie's website in the News section- hope p...

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    It’s that time of year again – when my laptop is turned off and hidden and I am banned by my family from going anywhere near the intern...

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  • Hi all. I have just joined and not too sure how this works but wanted to say that although I am clear there are still constant reminders that it co...

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  • HI all i am new to Around the Kitchen Tableness!! but here goes as i dont know who else to talk too. My name is Allison (32) i was diagnosed 2 yrs...

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  • Hi everyone, It's so hard when someone close dies suddenly. Yesterday I was preparing for a nice relaxing evening when my best friend Steph rang m...

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  • Having recently been diagnosed with breast cancer, I have to wait on MRI results to find out if it is one or both that I shall be losing. I put som...

    8 Comments
  • Im not sure that I am in the right place but i feel the need to talk to someone and there is nowhere i can go...I have had an affair after many man...

    3 Comments
  • Hi  have recently been dignosed with breast cancer grade 3 with spread to one lymph node 16 june already had a masectomy with 2 lymph nodes re...

    4 Comments
  • Lorna Moran.....she is such a super fundraiser!! I recently rasied some money (still collecting it in!) having a sponsored headshave, but going thr...

    1 Comment
  • It would appear that I fighting against the tide.

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  • Hi there I was diagnosed with bone mets almost 4 years ago ? unknown primary,having been a very fit peraon it cane as a total shock as I was i...

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  • Glad we are back on line again, thanks for your message Robyn, let's hope the techies beavering away can locate the problem.   I often read ...

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  • They say that statistics can be made to prove anything, that they can't be trusted. Yet they are used freely and relied upon in the evidence-based ...

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  • Hi Everyone, Has everyone read on the home page how Maggie's began and the reasons we are so lucky to have these spectacular buildings and site to...

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  • According to Bernie Seigel (Love, Medicine and Miracles) people who look outside the conventional medical approach do better. This makes sense to m...

  • Well......here we go...as I will not get the treatment  need before 15 weeks, I'll be having chemo.. However, I am doing a sponsored head sha...

    1 Comment
  • Hello members! I am supporting my 12 year old with his T Cell Lymphoma treatment. Its been a rough ride as I am sure it has been for all you brave...

    2 Comments
  • Guys can anybody help me. My partners mother as got lung cancer and as just been put into a hospice. I don’t know how long she as left with u...

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  • Hi, My Mum had breast cancer about 10 years ago.  As they go, it was mild and she just had a lumpectomy followed by radiatherapy.  No ch...

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    Sorry to those of you who couldn't get onto the online centre over the weekend - we had some technical problems this end....  The clever techy...

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  • I was waiting up tonight to hear from a CLL friend in the States, She took me under her wing when I was first diagnosed and has mentored me through...

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    I posted a blog entry recently "Feeling tired" about  fatigue which affects many people with cancer both during and after treat...

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  • Hi My name is Patsy and yesterday I was told I have breast cancer. Don;t think Ive taken it in yet, it feels like it's happening to someone else, ...

    18 Comments
  • I have had a roller coaster of a day today. The weather has been all over the place, which doesn;t help. I started 'my' day, after getting the girl...

    3 Comments
  • Hi I feel this is happing to someone else ,it is so unreal?

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  • Hello I don’t see many active conversation posts within conversations. So started thinking that I haven’t been using this facility i...

    9 Comments
  • Hi My name is Mary, I am 49 and I am supporting my husband who is 55 and has locally advanced prostate cancer.We have battled with many emotions f...

    11 Comments
  • Hi. Bad day today. It looks like I may have cancer of the tongue. The big problem is I have allready had chemo, radiotherapy and surgery for cancer...

    6 Comments
  • Hi all  I've dithered all day about making contact, primarily because I'm a keyboard chat virgin. I was diagnosed with CLL last Christmas fol...

    20 Comments
  • I am new to this forum, my stepmother died of cancer 4 years ago in July and now it looks as though my Father has a few months left. I want to find...

    10 Comments
  •  Thinking about opportune infection risks at various stages of our different cancers and being an avid gardener. Salads and fruit sprang to mi...

    12 Comments
  • Im new to this and new to the cancer scene.  My mum was recently diognosed with cerval cancer which is quite aggresive.  It has always be...

    1 Comment
  • Hi everyone , Can anyone recommend any travel insurance agents for someone with cancer ?

    3 Comments
  • Many people are looking for an ear that will listen. Sadly, they don't always find it because people are so often talking when they should be liste...

    7 Comments
  • Hi everyone, I am almost a year in remission from NHL and still am no where near the fitness level I used to be. Can anyone suggest anything? I e...

    12 Comments
  • A message for Shellylou to say we at Maggie's are all thinking about you with the loss of your lovely sister Lisa on May 12th. Please take care She...

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  • Can I please share a few thoughts with you, my friends? Maggie's offers people one of the greatest gifts any of us can receive - the opportunity t...

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  • Hi, this is my first post.  My dad has just been diagnosed with Myeloma, just had his first round of chemo, due to start second next week.&nbs...

    3 Comments
  • I called in to Maggies in Cheltenham yesterday afternoon for the first time and so wish I'd done so before! What an amazing place and such a friend...

    3 Comments
  • although the world has moved on ,i,at times seem to be stuck in a time warp!i still keep going back to the fateful day in feb when i heard the news...

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  • Hi there! I finished chemotherapy in March and I am currently off sick but intend to return to work at the beginning of June when my current med c...

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  • I would just like to wish a Maggie's Member Lorraine's husband Jan a very Happy 60th Birthday today.It has been a difficult few years for Lorraine ...

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    I am often contacted by people asking what they should say or do to help their friend who has got cancer or to tell me something strange a friend...

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    Maggie’s has been approached by a national newspaper and asked for one or two sentence tips to use, as part of a larger article on cancer and...

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  • At long last we are coming out of this year's hard winter. With the clocks going forward at the weekend we can start to enjoy longer (and hopefully...

  • I have been reflecting on the content and tone of the messages and conversations I share with friends from the online community. Cancer may well ha...

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  • am finding it diff to cope with the loss at mo.having shared my life with someone for 24/7 finding myself on my own is diff.but sometime in the fut...

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  • hello everyone..im a new visitor

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  • Hi I would just like to say that I was so pleased I read the Observer news paper yesterday in which there was a large feature about Maggie's Centr...

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  • im new, my gp recomended Maggies so thought id give it a try, im on second cancer diagnosis, i had bowel cancer 2 yrs ago, now have endometral canc...

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  • hi everyone, just wanted to ask for some advice before i jump in with both feet & make a big mistake. i was diagnoised with stage 3 breast ca...

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  • hi all , dont really know a nice way too pt this but my dad was diagnosed with liver cancer this week and has been given 6 months ....he doesnt wan...

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  • Im new to Maggie's and im hoping to be able to help my sister who's husband is dying from lung cancer. Services are limited here in Cornwall and in...

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    just been diagnosed and i need a mastectomy.how long is recovery ? how long before back at work ? etc. help anyone.

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  • Hi, I am new to Maggies, can any one give me any advise on dealing with radiotherapy. Guzinc

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    I often get asked what Maggie’s centres are like and what they offer.   I am sure many of you remember what it was like making that...

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  • Just to say hello 'I am New' to Maggie's.  I have in fact popped into the centre in Kirkcaldy and picked up a few of your pocket sized guides ...

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  • Hi Everyone!  Just as it says, have just joined the online centre, and the carer's support group.  My partner Alison has breast cancer, w...

  • Just saying hi, my profile sets out what my experience of cancer is and as i have just arrived on this website i will leave it at that until i sett...

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  • hi, i'm new here i'm on tamoxifen and recently noticed quite severe swelling in my hand and arm. does anyone have any views on this, should i be w...

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  • Hi i would like to chat to anyone that has had a lumpectomy and radiotherapy and to see how they are feeling 2 years later thanks

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  • Hello I'm new to all this so apologies if this is the wrong place for this query. If someone wants to shift it somewhere else more relevant that's...

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    Happy new year to all of you and a particular welcome to all the new members who joined the online centre over the Christmas period. Many of you ...

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    Thanks to all of you who have sent messages with comments about Maggie’s Online and ideas for improvements – keep them coming!  I...

  • I have had a double masectomy in May 2010 due to reoccurrence of breast cancer.  I was also told what we thought was a healthy boob had precan...

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  • I was intrigued when I saw a report about a young boy painting following the loss of a loved one to cancer. The report was identifying him as one o...

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  • had two urine infections in last 6 weeks with quite a loss of blood last time also clots, this only lasted a short time and gp issending me a ...

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  • Hello there I am from Glasgow and 2 weeks ago my dad who is 74 was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. on Friday 26th of Nov the family with meet w...

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  • HELLO THIS IS MY FIST TIME NOT SURE WHAT TO DO

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  • When will it stop..cant get my car out to go to Maggies relax class today:(((, contemplating on trying to go for 2 buses..have ran out of food to.....

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    Is there something or someone that helps you get through your cancer or cope with your caring role? In talking to those who visit our centres, we'...

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    Hello! this is my first post as Maggie’s Online Centre Head.Following the successful pilot of our online interim centre, the online team here...

  • 10 days ago my mother was diagnosed and had a large tumour removed from her bowel, when in surgery they found the liver to be affected too.  I...

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  • Hello. I am studying interior design in Cornwall and writing my dissertation on hospital design. I am using Maggie's centres as a focus for ...

  • Hi, I feel a bit of a fraud being on this site, as I haven't been diagnosed as having cancer; I've just been told I have 'only a 1 in 10' chance th...

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  • Hi im new to this. have just been diagnosed with cervical cancer stage 2B, waiting my treatment on 6.9.10 feeling low would like to hear from anyon...

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  • hi,have completed successful [so far] treatment for rectal cancer and liver met. maggies centre and staff and pals i've made there  ...

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    Bah! to Cancer is an excellent blog, written with humour, warmth and personal insight into the cancer experience. It's recently moved from blogspo...

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  • Hi I am cold capping during my chemo treatment in a desperate!!! attempt to save my hair.   I am struggling to find out much inform...

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  • mri today not very nice facedown and back again tomorrow for my test results worrying like mad :-( 

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  • I would like to say a huge thank you to Maggies (Swansea branch)for the help in filling in the complicated forms for various entitlements which see...

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    We're looking at buring a time capsule as part of the construction of our new centre at the Gartnavel Hospital in Glasgow. Along with some items re...

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  • i'm a new member. i just found out that i have a breast cancer. i have no heart to tell anybody in my family about it, i just can't see them sad fo...

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    Has anyone seen the story about the Memories art book in the news section of the website? It's a brilliant project which will chronicle the though...

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  • Hi, Just 2 weeks before my mother was disgnosied for Pseudomyxoma peritonei. We finally had several examiniations like MRI, CT scan etc... an...

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  • Laura Boyd, who has a glamourous job at Scottish Television, interviewing celebrities, has started a blog about dealing with cancer. This week she...

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  • Hey all It's the very first Love Maggie's Day on Friday 26th March 2010.   At noon that day we will be having publicity stunts at all our c...

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  • I have been treated for BC four times since 1991most recently 2009,,im SO tired ALL the time,I do one thing a day and then rest in between,I feel i...

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  • Hi. I am hoping to find some others who can share info about the medical care they are receiving for breast cancer bone mets.  I was first dia...

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  • I just read this heart warming story in The Sunday Times about John and Sarah who met at Maggie's Dundee and who have recently become engaged. Bot...

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  • HI! Am here abroad, has anyone out there have any access to the patient list at St Anne Hospital in Redditch? Have tried the internet but no result...

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    I've been reading all the press coverage about Mo Mowlam and how she kept her terminal diagnosis a secret.. there was a piece yesterday about diffe...

  • I'm a 10-year survivor of breast cancer but a friend is to have a radical right-side mastectomy followed by radiotherapy in two weeks.  She lo...

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    It's so cold out! I can't remember such a prolonged cold snap and it seems to be causing a bit of havoc with transport. I live in London and can t...

    1 Comment
  • Hello everyone, I hope today is a good one for you! I am new to the online support at Maggies, although not new to Maggies, my beloved stepmo...

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  • Dear all, it is Christmas eve, and this evening the presents are wrapped, the house is tidy and warm, the port is warming me up inside, my silver c...

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    Merry Christmas, Happy Hogmanay and Happy New Year! To all our Maggie's Online Centre members, our centre users and all our supporters. Thank you...

  • Hello, My name is Leigh (age 26) Married Dad of 2 (girl age 3 years  11 months  – boy age 1 year 7 months –and a Baby due De...

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    Christmas can be a difficult time if you have a cancer diagnosis yourself, are supporting a family member or friend, or have lost a loved one. It i...

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    Hi all, Donna Blackney, who has used Maggie's Glasgow, produced a fantastic documentary for BBC2 Scotland, which was broadcast early in September ...

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    Hello, If you've been to a Maggie's Centre, you've probably spent time at the kitchen table. It's the centre's hub and, in fact, it's one of the a...

  • Hi everyone i'm new to Maggies and just introducing myself.  I'm living with cancer and enjoying life.  Just a bit low at the mo, think t...

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  • Hello all, New to cancer, new to Maggies.  I received my long awaited and not unexpected diagnosis last week.  My chemo has been postpon...

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  • Hello I am a carer - partner had the above operation in November 2008 and survived against all the odds - He is now back playing tennis albei...

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  • Hi There, I am Laura.  My mother has secondary breast cancer in her bones, lung and liver.  She is actually attending the Beatson today f...

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  • i have terminal liver cancer. im on eight glivec tablet a day.get very tired .  they have took me of them now for a week as they hav...

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  • There seem to be several 'I'm new' threads going at the moment but I guess it is the best way to go? Anyway - I'm Nikki, 35 year old wife and mum ...

    1 Comment
  • Hi everybody, been mooching around on here to try and get the guts to actually post so thought I would now.  I'm Heather, 31, I have two chil...

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  • My step father was diagnosed with prostate cancer almost 10 years ago. He has just been admitted to a hospice and is getting very ill now. The canc...

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  • Is it just me, or does anyone else think the new Maggie's Tee Shirts are unattractive and especially unsuitable for men? IanG

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  • Hi my hubby has NHL it was slow growing untill recntly and transformed to aggressive. He is now on chemo rchop. We have a local hospice but has clo...

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     For the first time I've been told I 'm not getting treated today. My bloods are fine, but bowel symptoms are getting worse, and since I am no...

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    Hi all, We're just putting up an article on the 'Views about Maggie's' section of the site on how the design of a Maggie's Centre can help you to ...

    2 Comments
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    Hi everyone Did anyone see the news yesterday about First Lady Michelle Obama's visit to Maggie's London with Sarah Brown?  She visited the c...

  • In need of a good laugh I have been trying to track down a DVD featuring Chic without much success. To my mind one of the greatest comedians to co...

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    Welcome to Maggie's Online Community!  This group is for chat about anything you like.

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    Loving this lovely hot weather... spent all day yesterday in the park.  Anyone else taking advantage of the sun or going away for a summer hol...

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  • I am new to this group, but have been a user of Maggie's Dundee since January 2008. I have joined the Community to be able to keep in touch with a...

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    Hi, Just a wee note to say a big thanks to Jim & Ruby for a lovely day out on Tuesday to see the centres in Fife & Dundee. I was very impr...

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    I am interested to know if anyone could recommend books they have used with children to help talk to them about cancer? In my blog, I explained a...

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