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Southport Macmillan News

Local mum raises over £2000 for Myeloma UK by shaving her hair

A local mother, Sarah Fairhurst, has raised over £2000 for charity after being inspired by her connections with myeloma patients.

Southport man raises awareness of bladder and kidney cancers

Call to 'act fast' if you spot blood in your urine.

Cancer Information Bus is coming to Southport

A cancer information and support bus is coming to Southport on Wednesday, March 2, courtesy of Macmillan Cancer Support’s mobile service.

Macmillan Cancer Support responds to national cancer waiting times

Dr Fran Woodard, Director of Policy and Impact at Macmillan Cancer Support responds to the cancer waiting times statistics for December 2015 released today by NHS England.

'Western lifestyle’ may play role in higher bowel cancer rates

A large international study has revealed a clear link between bowel cancer rates and a country’s level of economic development.

UK cancer cases soar to 352,000 each year

More than 352,000 people are diagnosed with cancer in the UK each year – a 12 per cent increase in the rate since the mid-nineties, according to new figures released by Cancer Research UK.

Examine your options web pages are now live and include a link to the pharmacy times

Southport and Formby CCG:

Examine your option page

Reminder to patients to use A&E responsibly over Christmas

With Christmas just around the corner, health chiefs in Southport, Formby and West Lancashire are urging local patients to consider how they use 999 and A&E over the festive period for them and their children.

Views about community services wanted

Southport and Formby residents are being invited to give their views about a range of NHS treatments – including blood testing, care for feet and leg ulcers, district nursing, pain control and community matrons – known collectively as community health services.

Jean Lilley wins Carers Award

Macmillan Information & Support Centre Volunteer Jean Lilley wins receives the Galloway's Society for the Blind Carer of the Year Award