World Cancer Day Today!

By Domonique Curaba | February 4, 2022

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…

MySunrise Cancer Support App Shortlisted for 2022 HSJ Partnership Award

By Beth Kingshott | January 13, 2022

The Peninsula Cancer Alliance is delighted to announce that the MySunrise App has been shortlisted for HealthTech Partnership of the Year at the HSJ Partnership Awards 2022. These awards recognise outstanding contributions to healthcare in what has been an exceptional and challenging period across the sector. Over…

Are you a healthcare professional or healthcare student?

By Domonique Curaba | December 16, 2021

Join Northern Devon Healthcare Trust and Mummy’s Star to learn about not only Mummy’s Star and their work but more importantly provide the opportunity to learn how and why we can provide a positive pregnancy/post-natal experience for women diagnosed at this time. Research shows that pregnant women…

More than 50,000 in Cornwall, Isles of Scilly to be invited for NHS lung health checks

By Chad Elliot | December 6, 2021

Past and current smokers in six primary care networks will be invited to an NHS lung health check next year in a drive to improve earlier diagnosis of lung cancer and save more lives. With one of the highest mortality rates for lung cancer in England, Cornwall…

Cancer Quality of Life Survey launches its first results !

By Beth Kingshott | November 29, 2021

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 people’s physical, emotional and social wellbeing. NHS England…

UPDATE “A Celebration of Cancer Care throughout the COVID 19 Pandemic” Free Cancer Across Healthcare Webinar

By Beth Kingshott | November 15, 2021

We have to deliver our annual Cancer Across Healthcare Event a little differently this year. Please see below message from our Lead Cancer Nurse Tina Grose at the RD&E. The Peninsula Cancer Alliance alongside some of our local charities and trusts have collaborated to put on a…

Get Involved with Movember Challenges this month!

By Domonique Curaba | November 1, 2021

Movember fundraisers are a global community of fired up Mo Bros and Mo Sisters – aka rock stars making a difference in mental health and suicide prevention, prostate cancer and testicular cancer. Who doesn’t love a little friendly competition? Join one of the Movember Challenges to compete…

Cancer Campaigns in November 2021

By Domonique Curaba | October 29, 2021

This November brings a variety of cancer campaigns.  Mouth Cancer Action Month is the UK’s biggest charity campaign for mouth cancer awareness. Taking place throughout November, thousands of amazing people go out into their communities to raise awareness of mouth cancer and share the important message of…

Dr Joe Mays on BBC Spotlight – Lung Cancer Awareness

By Domonique Curaba | October 13, 2021

Joe featured on BBC spotlight yesterday to talk about the importance of going to your GP with symptoms of lung cancer. The pandemic has had a big affect on patients coming forward and we are trying to spread the message out to the South West; if you…

Stop Smoking and Start Breathing: Stoptober begins tomorrow

By Beth Kingshott | September 30, 2021

It is never too late to stop smoking, and research has shown that if you quit for 28days that you are five time more likely to stop for good. Download the free NHS Quit Smoking app Here: Lets do this !