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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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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Non Site Specific Pathway Launch

The Peninsula Cancer Alliance are pleased to announce the launch of the Non-Site Specific Cancer pathways in Trusts across Devon and Cornwall. Patients in areas served by hospitals in Plymouth, North Devon  and Truro now have access to a service for urgently investigating symptoms or signs that suggest cancer, but which do not fit any…

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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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Join Us for Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

Ovarian cancer  UK survival rates are among the worst in Europe. Three-quarters of those diagnosed are done so a after the cancer has spread, making treatment more difficult. This is why awareness is so important – March, in particular, is a time to campaign and speak out for further funding and research into ovarian cancer,…

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Simple Test Can Detect Early Signs of Bowel Cancer

A bowel cancer home test that costs just £4 could save thousands of lives. The kit is already sent out to people over 60 every two years, but scientists say it should be used on those in their fifties to spot early signs of the disease. Researchers at the University of Exeter examined data from…

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Take action! We want you to recognise the signs of lung cancer.

  We are urging people to take action and recognise the signs of lung cancer following a worrying decline in people attending appointments. Latest figures have highlighted the drop in patients seeking medical help when experiencing potential symptoms of lung cancer; and fewer people are accessing treatment for the condition in hospitals across the South…

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