My Name Is NOT Cancer is a not for profit organisation that established in March 2011. The organisation was founded by the launch of the MNINC Publication, which empowers everyone coping with cancer to retain their sense of self and identity. The organisation promotes good communication between cancer patients and their health professionals, families and friends.
My Name Is NOT Cancer:
# Encourages and empowers individuals to retain their own identity rather than being defined by cancer, whether newly diagnosed, undergoing treatment, recovering or life limited; regardless of gender, age, faith or culture.
# Aims to establish the MNINC Publication as part of every cancer Patient Care Plan within the United Kingdom, offering essential emotional support and useful signposting for patients and their families and friends.
# Provides accessible information via our website and the MNINC Publication
# Does not inhibit or interfere with work already being done within cancer care by health professionals, support organisations or cancer charities. The MNINC website and Publication do not contain any medically sensitive or controversial information.
# Is impartial and does not hold opinion or preference towards any cancer charity or organisation, enabling My Name Is NOT Cancer to unite all endeavours to combat cancer within our society.
# Supports established cancer charities, organisations, oncology units, support services and so on, by promoting fundraising campaigns and awareness strategies to the MNINC community.
# Encourages cancer charities and organisations to maintain a patient’s individuality and wellbeing by working within any limitations sometimes experienced by cancer patients.
# Promotes positivity in what appears to be a negative situation to give cancer patients and their families and friends the support at a difficult and challenging time.
In a relatively short period, My Name Is NOT Cancer has received much acclaim throughout the UK, Europe and UAE. The British Library has archived our website, making it permanently available through its resources. We have collaborated with the Youth Cancer Trust on the NHS Realshare South West project. Thousands of MNINC Publications have been distributed worldwide to hospitals, hospices, care centres, individuals and families. We have actively contributed to decisions affecting people diagnosed with rare cancers through our membership with Cancer 52 and we are members of TYAC.
Thanks to our ongoing collaboration with the Laura Crane Youth Cancer Trust and the Teenage Cancer Trust, the MNINC Publication is available on all Teenage Cancer Trust units throughout the UK. Paxman, the developers and manufacturers of the pioneering head cooling system, which aims to prevent hair loss during chemotherapy treatment, includes copies of the MNINC Publication within their international distribution. We have translated the MNINC Publication into Italian and it is being made available in Italy thanks to our partnership with LILT Bologna.
Despite our success, we still want to achieve more! Our ambitious aim is to see the MNINC Publication included in every Patient Care Pack throughout the UK. We can only do this with the ongoing help of our supporters, partners and collaborators. MNINC Identity Day is an annual awareness day held on May 4th, which actively promotes our work and provides fundraising opportunities. The MNINC Mile has launched across the country, which promotes the importance of active lifestyles to support health. These initiatives and so many more help to increase the awareness of our ethos: