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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Nursing Times Award – Exeter Teams Shortlisted

The Living With and Beyond Cancer(LWBC) team, Breast Care Nurse Specialists and FORCE cancer charity are delighted to be shortlisted in this year’s NT awards, Cancer Nursing Category. Using a co-production method they redesigned the breast cancer pathway involving FORCE oncology physiotherapist, oncology dietitian and a Cancer Support Worker (CSW) to optimise supported self-management for…

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Cancer Quality of Life Survey – Roll out to other cancers

Background Quality of life means different things to different people, but it matters to everyone. More people are surviving cancer than ever before- but living with cancer, and the effects of its treatment, can have a negative impact on peoples physical, emotion and social wellbeing. Public health England (PHE) , NHS England and NHS Improvement…

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Do it For Yourself Lung Cancer Awareness Campaign Launches

The Peninsula Cancer Alliance have been working with MSD and partners in order to bring a print campaign around Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly to encourage and educate patients into coming forward and to attend screening appointments for lung cancer. Lung cancer is one of the most common and serious types of cancer.…

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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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Sun Awareness Week 3rd May-9th May 2021

With almost half of British people having been sunburnt last year, Sun Awareness week highlights the importance of looking after your skin in the sun. 1. Spend time in the shade when the sun is at its strongest between 11am-3pm 2. Keep yourself well covered, and wear a hat and sunglasses 3. Avoid direct sunlight…

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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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