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Macmillan Cancer Voices Conference

Older People Living with Cancer

Kathleen Gillett from Dorset Cancer Advocacy and I were at Macmillan’s Cancer Voices Conference over the weekend. Cancer Voices is the name Macmillan gives to the many people affected by cancer who become involved with Macmillan in giving something back; they’re trying to improve cancer care for others.

M_mid_RGBKathleen and I presented a couple of workshops on Saturday morning, telling people about the Cancer, Older People and Advocacy project and were delighted with the response we got. Those who’ve been affected by cancer themselves totally “get it”; they understand why having an advocate can make such a difference. For us though it was as much about listening to the personal experiences of those we met and learning from them. We were humbled and inspired by those we talked to and we’d like to extend a very warm welcome to all of our new blog followers who signed up during the…

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