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Our TLHC van is moving!

By Domonique Curaba | November 1, 2022

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…

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

By Domonique Curaba | November 1, 2022

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…

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…