Our TLHC van is moving!

The Targeted Lung Health Checks (TLHC) programme is a new and ground-breaking flagship programme of work in England which will contribute to the ambition of the NHS Long Term Plan to improve early diagnosis and survival for those diagnosed with cancer. Lung cancer is the world’s biggest cause of cancer death, partly because those most…

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British Lung Foundation backs lung cancer campaign urging GPs to ‘See Through the Symptoms’ during Lung Cancer Awareness Month.

Lung cancer charities EGFR Positive UK, ALK Positive UK and the Ruth Strauss Foundation team up to raise awareness of lung cancer in never-smokers The British Lung Foundation, Primary Care Respiratory Society, Macmillan Cancer Support and other leading respiratory organisations are supporting a new lung cancer early-diagnosis campaign launched across the UK to raise awareness…

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Our Cornwall Targeted Lung Health Checks on BBC Spotlight

Last week the BBC Spotlight news team attended our first scanning site to film our van and talk to Ann James- Chief Executive, University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust. Also present on the day was; Kate Shields- Chief Executive Officer, NHS Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Integrated Care Board and Joe Mays- Early Diagnosis GP Lead…

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This July 2022 is Sarcoma Awareness Month!

July is Sarcoma Awareness Month, so what is sarcoma? Sarcomas are rare cancers that develop in the supporting tissues of the body. Supporting tissues include bone, cartilage, tendons, fat and muscle. There are 2 main types of sarcoma: soft tissue sarcoma bone sarcoma (also called primary bone cancer) Sarcoma UK are organising picnics over the…

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May is Melanoma Awareness Month!

This May there is a lot happening in the world of skin cancer and there area a variety of awareness campaigns that anyone can get involved with. Melanoma Awareness Month | Melanoma UK In May, during Skin Cancer Awareness Month, and part of this year’s Global Coalition work, Melanoma UK will be shining a light…

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It’s Time To Talk About Bladder Cancer

May is Bladder Cancer Awareness month. Action Bladder Cancer is part of a global group of bladder cancer organisations – the World Bladder Cancer Patient Coalition – who are working together to raise awareness of bladder cancer, the over-looked needs of patients and the need for action. If you would like to help spread the…

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Targeted Lung Health Checks on BBC Radio Cornwall!

University Hospitals Plymouth Consultant Cyrus Daneshvar was on BBC Radio Cornwall yesterday to talk about the Launch of the Targeted Lung Health Checks Programme. Julie Skentelbery led a very informative discussion around the importance of attending the appointments being offered to the population of Cornwall and what the aims of the programme are. The Targeted…

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April 04th- 08th 2022 is AYA Cancer Awareness Week!

AYA stands for “Adolescent and Young Adults,” which is defined as ages 15-39. Each year, 89,500 AYAs will be diagnosed with cancer. Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Awareness week was created to raise awareness about the unique challenges that AYA cancer survivors face each day and to show how their community can help. Adolescent and Young…

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April is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month

Every 15 minutes somebody is diagnosed with bowel cancer in the UK, that’s nearly 43,000 people each year. This April is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month, a fantastic annual opportunity to raise awareness of bowel cancer and funds to support the work of Bowel Cancer UK. Their website is full of ideas to help you if…

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Head and neck cancer patient-led support group launched in Torbay

A patient led, Head and Neck Cancer Support Group has now successfully launched in Torbay. Fahida Rehman-Manby, Cancer Nurse Specialist, said: “Many of our patients benefit from the 24-hour helpline run by the Swallows Head and Neck Cancer Support Group and we were keen to seize the opportunity to work with them to bring face-to-face,…

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