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Our Cornwall Targeted Lung Health Checks on BBC Spotlight

By Domonique Curaba | August 19, 2022

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…

This July 2022 is Sarcoma Awareness Month!

By Domonique Curaba | July 4, 2022

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…

May is Melanoma Awareness Month!

By Domonique Curaba | May 23, 2022

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…

It’s Time To Talk About Bladder Cancer

By Domonique Curaba | May 4, 2022

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.…

Targeted Lung Health Checks on BBC Radio Cornwall!

By Domonique Curaba | April 13, 2022

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…

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

By Domonique Curaba | April 4, 2022

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…

April is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month

By Domonique Curaba | April 4, 2022

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…

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

By Domonique Curaba | March 17, 2022

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…

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

By Domonique Curaba | February 14, 2022

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…

Virtual Cancer Genetics Course 2022

By Domonique Curaba | February 14, 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…