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LOCAL MP PLEDGES TO BE A BOWEL CANCER CHAMPION

Mary Creagh, Member of Parliament for Wakefield, has pledged to become a Bowel Cancer Champion to lead the change in Parliament for people affected by the disease.Someone is diagnosed with bowel cancer every 15 minutes, making it the UK's fourth most...

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New Macmillan staff at Pinderfields Hospital, Wakefield

A new Macmillan project is being delivered in Wakefield to support the delivery of the Living With and Beyond Cancer recovery package. The project, funded by Macmillan, has appointed three new Macmillan cancer care coordinators who are making a difference to people...

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Breast Cancer Support Group closes its doors

Huddersfield Breast Cancer Support Group met for their final time in December. Chris Lockwood who has run the group for 16 years said they had decided to disband and will just meet as friends for a coffee. In the early days she felt the support offered by the group...

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Care Navigators

Some useful advice from Bradford and Craven here about the role of Care Navigators, which applies to any area.When you call your local GP practice to book an appointment,you may notice the reception team will ask you for a brief outline of how they can...

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Study of women with a family history of breast cancer

Earlier this year the Forum sent out an invitation to women with a family history of breast cancer, to get involved in a Leeds University study. Lead researcher Dr Sam Smith said the study showed that some women at increased risk of breast cancer, may be...

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Yorkshire Cancer Patient Forum Christmas Get Together

Deep in conversation - the two Paul's at the Forum's Christmas Get Together held at St George's Conference Centre, Leeds. Paul Carder (left) is Head of Research for West Yorkshire Research & Development which brings together Clinical Commissioning...

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Our theme for the Forum’s Christmas Get Together

Our theme for the Forum's Christmas Get Together was Let's Celebrate. Debbie Beirne, Leeds Clinical Research Facility Manager has been actively involved in the 100,000 Genome Project on behalf of Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust.She told Forum members that...

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