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Join Northern Devon Healthcare Trust and Mummy’s Star to learn about not only Mummy’s Star and their work but more importantly provide the opportunity to learn how and why we can provide a positive pregnancy/post-natal experience for women diagnosed at this time. Research shows that pregnant women with cancer can be treated as effectively as…

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Get Involved with Movember Challenges this month!

Movember fundraisers are a global community of fired up Mo Bros and Mo Sisters – aka rock stars making a difference in mental health and suicide prevention, prostate cancer and testicular cancer. Who doesn’t love a little friendly competition? Join one of the Movember Challenges to compete with other fundraising teams across your sector to…

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Cancer Campaigns in November 2021

This November brings a variety of cancer campaigns.  Mouth Cancer Action Month is the UK’s biggest charity campaign for mouth cancer awareness. Taking place throughout November, thousands of amazing people go out into their communities to raise awareness of mouth cancer and share the important message of being mouthaware. More information can be found here.…

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Dr Joe Mays on BBC Spotlight – Lung Cancer Awareness

Joe featured on BBC spotlight yesterday to talk about the importance of going to your GP with symptoms of lung cancer. The pandemic has had a big affect on patients coming forward and we are trying to spread the message out to the South West; if you are experiencing symptoms that could represent the early…

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Cancer Awareness Campaigns in September 2021

This September is going to be a busy month! We have three big cancer awareness campaigns running throughout, please follow the links below to see how you can get more involved and what you can do to help. With all the fundraising and challenges set to go on around the Peninsula we would love to…

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Educational Resources Launched to Improve Quality of Personalised Care and Support Planning

Macmillan have launched their “What Matters to Me” e-learning module, which is aimed at health and social care professionals working with people with cancer. The e-learning outlines why “What Matters to Me” is important and offers support in developing Personalised Care outcomes and adds traction to the drive to improve standards. The e- learning provides…

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‘Covid-Friendly’ Cancer Care At Home Extended For More Patients

Thousands of people with cancer can benefit from ‘Covid friendly’ treatments from home, the NHS announced today. More than 30 different drugs are available to treat patients, offering benefits such as fewer hospital visits or a reduced impact on their immune system. Around 8,000 people have already benefitted from the treatment ‘swaps’ since April helping…

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NHS Rolls Out Capsule Cameras to Test for Cancer in South West

Miniature cameras which patients can swallow to get checked for cancer are being trialled across the South West NHS. The imaging technology, in a capsule no bigger than a pill, can provide a diagnosis within hours. Known as a colon capsule endoscopy, the cameras are the latest NHS innovation to help patients access cancer checks…

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Our North Devon Breast Care Nurses – Winners of a BJN award!

Huge Congratulations to Karen, Claire, Amy and Abby from the Breast Care Nursing team at North Devon for winning Oncology nurse of the year at the BJN awards. Since Feb 2020 the team have stepped up to provide 2ww triple assessments clinics and the running and co ordination of the symptomatic breast service without direct…

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‘Help Us, Help You’ Lung Cancer Campaign

Today, NHS England and NHS Improvement, together with Public Health England, are launching the ‘Help Us, Help You’ lung cancer campaign to encourage people with a cough lasting three weeks or more and who don’t have COVID-19, to contact their GP practice. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, some members of the public are…

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