cancer

Major boost to cancer services in East Devon

Authored by Mary

Cancer services in East Devon will receive a major boost this month.

Ottery St Mary Hospital will become a new cancer hub for patients and their families.

Specialists from the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital’s oncology department and FORCE, the area’s leading cancer support charity, will be working together within a dedicated unit at the Keegan Road site.

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Devon cooks urged to beat cancer with brunch

Authored by Mary

PEOPLE across Devon are being urged to bite back at cancer by putting Sunday brunch on the menu this autumn.

An array of celebrity chefs, including Jamie Oliver and Tom Kerridge, have joined forces to encourage foodies and fundraisers alike to cook up some cash for Stand Up To Cancer.

The joint fundraising campaign from Cancer Research UK and Channel 4 aims to get new cancer...

Don’t wait until it’s too late, say Devon cancer doctors

Authored by News Desk

Doctors in Devon are concerned that people with cancer symptoms are not coming forward due to the coronavirus pandemic, following new findings that suggest four in ten people are too concerned about being a burden on the NHS to seek help from their GP.

NHS chief executive Sir Simon Stevens has warned that delays in getting treatment due to coronavirus fears pose a long term risk to...

New diagnostic service brings faster diagnosis for suspected cancer patients

Authored by Mary

Patients with suspected cancer of the colon or bowel can now have greater choice of where they have their diagnosis, thanks to the introduction of a two-week colon and endoscopy service at Peninsula NHS Treatment Centre.

The service has been introduced to ensure that more patients with suspected cancer do not need to wait unnecessarily for a diagnosis. They can be reassured and if it...

George Stephenson Memorial Concert

La La Choirs are thrilled to present the George Stephenson Memorial Concert raising funds for the George Stephenson Pavilion at Plymouth College and for CLIC Sargent. Come and join us for an uplifting evening of music in celebration of the life of a much-loved former Plymouth College student and Devon Cricket player.

La La Choirs will be joined by Plymouth College pupils and some very talented musicians from the CLIC Sargent music programme who supported George through his battle. George’s life was cut for too short, but his memory and the legacy of a life well lived will be...

Children who spend more than half an hour online twice as likely to pester for junk food

Authored by Sarah Parker

YOUNG children who spent more than half an hour a day online were almost twice as likely to pester their parents for junk food, according to a Cancer Research UK report published today (Wednesday).

The study, which examines the associations between diet and advertising of junk food on TV and the internet, questioned children and their parents in the South West and across the UK....

La La Choirs raise £17,000 for CLIC Sargent

Authored by Claire Colman

On Friday 8th December 2017, La La Choirs held their third annual ‘CLIC for Christmas’ concert at Exeter Cathedral. Performing to another sold-out audience, they started the festive season off with a bang with a selection of Christmas favourites, old and new.

La La Choirs were joined on stage by the winning choir from their Devon Schools Choir Competition, Kingsley School from Bideford...

Devonian Masonic Chapter of First Principals donate £5000 to Cancer Care in Devon

Authored by Mary

The Devonian Masonic Chapter of First Principles who meet in Okehampton have raised funds and donated £5000 to five charities throughout Devon, giving £1000 each to North Devon Hospice, Hospiscare Exeter, Force Cancer Charity Exeter, Rowcroft Hospice Torbay & St. Luke’s Hospice Plymouth.

The attached photo shows Nurse Zoe from St. Lukes Hospice receiving their cheque for £1000 from...

CLIC for Christmas 2017

On Friday 8th December this year La La Choirs will perform the 3rd annual ‘CLIC for Christmas’ concert at Exeter Cathedral in aid of CLIC Sargent, the UK’s leading cancer charity for children and young people. In 2015 we raised £9,600, in 2016 we raised £12,000 and for 2017 we are aiming even higher!

We are thrilled to welcome headline sponsors Apple Taxis on board this year, and with their support we know we can help more families through the most traumatic time of their lives.

Once again we will be joined by guest acts who themselves have been supported by CLIC Sargent...

Presentation by Councillor Pauline Murphy to South West Mesothelioma Support Group

Authored by SWMSG

The South West Mesothelioma Support Group would like to extend sincere thanks to Councillor Pauline Murphy who presented Mesothelioma Clinical Nurse Specialist Christine Jones with a cheque for just over four thousand one hundred and twenty five pounds on 8 August. The same amount was also presented to Frontline Veterans.

This amazing amount was raised by various fund raising events...

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