Submit a Feature
- Who can apply?
- Why contribute?
- How may this benefit me or my organisation?
- How can MNINC offer this to all cancer charities / organisations / causes?
- How much will it cost?
- When would my article be featured?
- What kind of information do you require?
- What is involved with my article?
- More suggestions that may be helpful when considering your feature
- What happens if MNINC have too many articles? Will my professional role organisation ever be featured?
- And after the article has; what then?
- What can we do to help MNINC?
- And finally, our promise to you...
MNINC would like to invite ANY professional or individual, within organisations directly or indirectly involved in cancer care (oncology; radiotherapy; general or cancer specific hospitals; cancer charities; GP surgeries; Community; Education, Palliative Care etc) to submit an article about your working role.
All too often, cancer patients feel engulfed by the process that accompanies all things cancer. As professionals, it is too easy to be swamped by the number of people that are waiting for, or receiving care. Somewhere within this mix, are those people who may already feel vulnerable, and can fear their identities being lost to their illness.
At my name is NOT cancer, we would like to help reassure people coping with serious illness, that they`re not lost, their name is NOT cancer, and the professionals in the organisations involved in their care, see them as the individuals they are, by making your professional roles “human” and therefore approachable to the very patients you are trying to help!
Publicity of your role within cancer care promotes and raises your profile making your role less daunting to those that you are supporting! Through our featured article, it`ll focus attention on what you`re doing to help the wellbeing and individuality, of those in your care.
We hope this publicity, and our encouragement to maintain identity and sense of self by individuals diagnosed with a serious illness, will also help educate the general public and encourage fundraising efforts for cancer causes.
As a non profit organisation, our aims and philosophy allow us to support all professionals and organisations who are involved in cancer care, without preference or prejudice. Because ‘My name is NOT cancer’ (MNINC) remains impartial and independent, we are able to encompass all cancer causes.
It is free to feature within the My name is NOT cancer website.
We intend to feature one article/month, depending on the response. Publishing will be on a ‘first-come’ basis. However, we reserve the right not to publish if there is anything that contravenes our terms and conditions.
'Cancer should not be spoken in hushed tones, in whispers. It is but a word, and given more importance than that, increases the emotional stranglehold experienced, when diagnosed and living with cancer!' The following are some examples you may like to include, or could be of interest, within your feature (more suggestions are at the end of this information):
- How are you helping people with cancer, maintain their identity and a sense of self, whilst in your care?
- What facilities are available to promote wellbeing?
- How do you work within the limitations experienced by cancer patients, to help sustain positivity, even in what appears to be, a negative situation?
- Where do you expect to see growth within the support you already have on offer?
All you have to do is let us know what you do! Please keep it real (no medical jargon) and written in the first person.
You may like to include some details/ background about you or your organisation, however, please do not include any sensitive personal information (try and keep it general) If you include examples or quotes from published articles, please make reference of source (due to copyright) We suggest these references are kept to a minimum so as not to lose the essence (the “feel”) of the feature, and may be appropriate to include them at the end of your article, as a footnote
If you wish to also include your logo, please do so. We understand that you may not be able to completely reflect the same professional role throughout the UK, and there may be deviations within the same job specifics, dependent on different areas of the country. If you are concerned about this point, please make reference in your feature, that other parts of the country may have different procedures/ job specifics.
The following are some questions that you may feel appropriate and helpful to answer. They are for guidance (only) as to what patients/individuals may like information on, however you may have other relevant areas applicable to your professional role, you wish to include.
- How did you become involved in this area of medicine/care/support?
- How would you best describe your role and the work that you do?
- Are there certain types of basic tests/investigation/treatments/support, that are within your expertise and how would you consider the emotions possibly being experienced by patients when faced with these?
- What are some of the difficulties encountered by the people you are in contact with?
- How would you help alleviate those difficulties?
- Can you describe your role, if it is applicable, within: diagnosis; treatment; support; follow-up; care in the community?
- Are there other professionals that you would include in care, and at what point would they become involved?
- What are your parameters when dealing with relatives and friends?
- Is there a framework or charter that needs to be adhered to, when treating an individual with serious illness? (eg Total Patient Care)
- Are there areas within service that you would like to see expansion/ improvement?
- Can you summarise how you feel about what you do?
What happens if MNINC have too many articles? Will my professional role / organisation ever be featured?
If this facility proves popular, we may increase the number included per month.
We do not guarantee publishing any feature however, we will do our best to support you, because My name is NOT cancer™ appreciates the remarkable support given to cancer patients, and their families, by professionals and organisations such as yours.
Your feature focus will be transferred to our archive, within this area, and continue to be available to read, by visitors to our site.
Please make your patients aware of this resource.
Your organisation may like us to consider a reciprocal link with our website.
Also, the MNINC publication is proving to be a valuable, and unique resource for cancer patients and their families! If you`d like to assess the benefits of making this leaflet available, or wish to discuss a link, please contact us
We will not include anything that is medically sensitive or controversial and will not inhibit or interfere with the work already being done within cancer care by health professionals or support organisations and charities (Article 4: Aims and Business Philosophy)
Encourage cancer charities or organisations, to maintain their patient`s individuality and wellbeing, by working within those limitations sometimes experienced by cancer patients, and promote ways in which they can help sustain positivity in what appears to be a negative situation, by focusing attention on the MNINC motto: “YOU STAND OUT…your illness doesn’t!” (Article 6 Aims and Business Philosophy)
MNINC sincerely hope you will participate and look forward to hearing from you