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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Don’t Ignore Your Cervical Screening Invite and Are You Ready For Your Screen Test?

Over the next few months at the Peninsula Cancer Alliance we will be highlighting some Cancer Awareness Campaigns in order to improve uptake in Cervical Screening. Don’t Ignore Your Cervical Screening Invite Help us to Help you have launched a new campaign in order to highlight the importance of attending cervical screening appointments, rebooking a missed…

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Virtual Cancer Genetics Course 2022

The course is designed for all healthcare professionals working in primary care and specialist settings including oncology, breast care, gynae-oncology, gastroenterology and screening services. Participants will be equipped with the basics of cancer genetic counselling and sessions will include approaches to genetic testing, management of hereditary cancers and consent taking. The course fee includes access…

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Dermoscopy Beginner Courses Running 2022

Following the success of last years Teams training the below is being offered to GP’s and Oncologists over Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. These courses are our beginner courses, further information will be released regarding the advanced courses. Live Event Thurs 10th March 2022: Introduction to Dermoscopy 09:00am-12:30pm This event has now been completed,…

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World Cancer Day Today!

Today is World Cancer Day! The focus this year is on ‘Close the Care Gap’ a campaign which is all about understanding and recognising the inequities in cancer care around the globe. It’s about having an open mind, challenging assumptions and looking at the hard facts. In healthcare, inequality refers to the uneven distribution of…

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