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Martin is Cancer Research UK’s Head Information Nurse and has been working with cancer patients and their families for the last 27 years, initially as a ward based nurse and for the last 19 years in the field of information giving. He currently manages the charity’s helpline service which responds to 11,000 enquiries a year from members of the public with questions about cancer by phone email and through our online forum Cancer Chat. Martin volunteers on the board of the International Cancer Information Services Group and has a Masters Degree in Health Education. He is committed to ensuring that people affected by or worried about cancer get the information and support they need to help them cope with their situation and to enable them to take back some control over their lives.

Hugh Jackman: information about basal cell carcinoma

Following the news that Hugh Jackman has received treatment for skin cancer, our head information nurse provides the facts behind the headlines.

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Communication and support at the end of life is so important

It was heartening to see Helen Jamison’s article in The Independent yesterday. If you missed it, Helen wrote a moving…

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Communicating cancer information online

In recent years we’ve seen huge changes in the digital channels through which people can access information. At Cancer Research…

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Lifting the lid on our Cancer Information Nurse service – a day of tweets

At Cancer Research UK, we get questions from the public all the time. Many come from people who are worried…

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Cancer information in the digital age

As more and more people use the Internet to talk to each other around the world, the way patients communicate…

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Palliative care isn’t ‘giving up’ – it improves quality of life and dignity, and maybe even survival

The UK led the world in developing hospices and effective palliative care. People like Dame Cicely Saunders were trailblazers in…

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Patient information – providing for cancer patients outside the hospital

A diagnosis of cancer can be a confusing time, where a lot of new information can arrive very quickly. Patients…

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The Prostate Cancer Risk Management Programme – answering important questions

(Here’s a guest post by Martin Ledwick, Head of the Cancer Research UK Information Nurse team) It was good to…

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