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Sun Awareness Week

Sun Awareness Week

It’s Sun Awareness Week this week, an annual event set up by the British Association of Dermatologists (BAD) to raise awareness of skin cancer and exposure to the sun.

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Interview on the Pete Price Show on Radio City

Fiona Jones, from The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre, and Jackie Robinson, from Cheshire & Merseyside CSU, tell Pete about plans to transform cancer care in Merseyside and Cheshire by expanding The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre in a new building on the Royal Liverpool Hospital site.

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Merseyside adds to its first class team of cancer experts

Merseyside adds to its first class team of cancer experts

The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre and the University of Liverpool have appointed international cancer specialist Professor Michael Brada as Chair of Radiation Oncology, to further strengthen their expertise in pioneering research and cancer treatment.

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The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre supports National Eye Health Week

The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre supports National Eye Health Week

As National Eye Health Week gets underway, it’s revealed that almost 25 per cent of all ocular cancer patients in the UK are treated at The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre, thanks to the world class radiotherapy expertise in the region, which help in the fight against the disease.

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Free screening for head and neck cancer at new Central Station

A Liverpool hospital is offering free checks for a cancer that affects almost 500 people in Merseyside each year. As part of Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week (19th-23rd November) the Head and Neck Cancer team from Aintree University Hospital, which has some of the best results in the world for head and neck cancer surgery, will be at the newly-refurbished Liverpool Central Station on Wednesday 21st November offering free screening and health advice.

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Developing world class cancer services for Cheshire and Merseyside

The local NHS is hitting the streets to encourage residents across the region to find out more about proposed changes to cancer services. An ‘Action on Cancer’ branded trailer will be touring Cheshire and Merseyside to provide residents with an opportunity to find out more about the proposals ahead of a formal consultation next year.

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Head and Neck Cancer Survivor Shares Inspiring Story

Former Liverpool architect Liam Ryan was diagnosed with “one of the worst cases” of head and neck cancer ever seen at Aintree University Hospital in 2002. But with world-class medical expertise and the support of his friends and family, he managed to beat the illness – and now he’s written a book about it.

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Macmillan Cancer Support - Walking for Health

From April 2012, The Ramblers and Macmillan Cancer Support will take over Walking for Health providing support for the largest network of health walk schemes and over 75,000 participants in England.

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People too embarrassed to consult GP about Bowel Cancer

Bowel Cancer campaign gets celebrity backing... One in three people are embarrassed to talk to their doctor about poo even though having blood in poo is a key symptom of bowel cancer which can kill. Knowing the symptoms of bowel cancer and seeing a doctor early on can save lives according to the national bowel cancer campaign supported by TV personality Sharon Osbourne.

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Liverpool cancer survivor owes her life to iVan

A Widnes pensioner, whose life was saved thanks to a mobile cancer screening van, is adding her voice to the Year of Action on Cancer, encouraging people across Merseyside and Cheshire to get checked out if they notice any changes to their body.

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‘Cancer and Cure’ health event at Aintree University Hospital

On Tuesday the 19th June 2012, Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust hosted a ‘Cancer and Cure’ health event. The health event included a talk from Aintree’s Lead Cancer Clinician, Dr Chris Warburton, who talked about the causes and symptoms on common cancers, and the treatment and palliative care offered at Aintree University Hospital.

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Cancer patients given boost on the road to recovery

The OnTrack project began as an exciting collaboration between The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre and Greenbank Sports Academy (the North West’s leading sports facility for parasport). The collaboration aims to bring together rehabilitation and links to sport, educational and vocational activities.

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Taxi Drivers Get Bowel Cancer Message

Taxi Drivers Get Bowel Cancer Message

A team from Liverpool Community Health NHS Trust has visited taxi ranks across the city, talking to drivers about the symptoms of bowel cancer and giving them stickers and air fresheners to put in their cabs.

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Stub out this No Smoking Day

Stub out this No Smoking Day

NHS Merseyside is raising awareness of the region’s innovative smoking cessation services with the support of one local resident who has stubbed out her last cigarette for good.

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