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Hundreds take to the start line for Solihull’s Race for Life 

20 Jun 18

MORE than 1,500 women took part in Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life at Malvern Park – and the charity hopes to raise in the region of £100,000 from the event.


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Macmillan Consultation Event – People living with cancer having their say 

18 Jun 18

Macmillan Cancer Support is asking for the views of people living cancer to have their say on GP cancer reviews.


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Emma is supporting Cervical Cancer Awareness Week and urges women to take the test 

14 Jun 18

Emma Reynolds, MP for Wolverhampton North East, is supporting Cervical Screening Awareness Week and urges more women to attend the potentially life-saving test.


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Cancer patient says cannabis oil cured her after she’s given all-clear after terminal diagnosis 

11 Jun 18

She was diagnosed with terminal cancer in August 2016…


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Staffordshire residents recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours 

9 Jun 18

A RANGE of Staffordshire people have been honoured by Her Majesty the Queen in her Birthday Honours.


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We are now a “Cancer Aware” centre! 

7 Jun 18

Following the weekend training at the Centre, we are now able to say that The Amethyst Centre is a “Cancer Aware” Centre!   The Amethyst Centre became the first Centre in the UK to become accredited with the “Supporting Clients with Cancer” …


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Emma questions the government on the number of women affected by the breast screening reminder failure 

7 Jun 18

In May the government announced that due to a technical issue dating back to 2009 which was only identified this year some women in England were denied the last of their invitations for breast cancer screening.


Football
A massive thankyou from Jamie Sheldon, Neil Tooth and SCTFC! 

5 Jun 18

Following on from an amazing charity day in support of Jamie’s journey to beat Cancer, we would like to take the opportunity to say thankyou…


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The heartbreaking number of Brummies diagnosed with cancer every day 

5 Jun 18

There were 16,497 cases of cancer diagnosed in men and 15,192 in women in the West Midlands in 2016…


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Ground-breaking blood test could help to detect lung cancer early 

2 Jun 18

nitial evidence from an ongoing study suggests a liquid biopsy may help spot the first signs of the disease…


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Blood test could detect cancer years before symptoms appear 

1 Jun 18

The discovery came after trials on 1,400 patients…


Rugby
Prostate Cancer Screening 

30 May 18

Wednesday 13th June 2018…


News
Pedals at the ready for the Heart of England bike ride 

30 May 18

CYCLISTS are being called on to get in gear and sign-up for the Heart of England bike ride in a bid to raise funds for Headway and Breast Cancer Haven in Solihull.


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Worrying cancer study says no amount of bacon, sausage or alcohol is safe 

25 May 18

Oh dear…


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“Mum was the life and soul of the party – she would have loved the Solstice Walk” 

24 May 18

A woman who lost her mother to cancer is calling on people in Lichfield and Burntwood to take part in a fundraising event for the hospice that cared for her.


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Solihull breast cancer charity donates £10,000 to new cancer unit 

23 May 18

A SOLIHULL breast cancer charity has presented a £10,000 cheque for the new chemotherapy unit at Solihull Hospital – after it welcomed its first patients.


Local news
Northfield teen raises funds for Sepsis charity in memory of dad 

21 May 18

A Northfield teenager has been raising funds for a sepsis charity, in memory of her late father, who died as a result of the illness two years ago.


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LETTERS: Your discussion from across the borough in this week’s Observer 

20 May 18

Letters from this week’s Observer regarding Birmingham International, the Alzheimer’s Society and prostate cancer.


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Six months of Herceptin could be as effective as 12 months for some women with HER2 positive breast cancer 

17 May 18

Study that finds women with HER2 positive early-stage breast cancer taking Herceptin for six months could be as effective as 12 months in preventing relapse and death, and can reduce side effects, finds new research.


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Ann-Katrin Berger: From cancer diagnosis to PFA Team of the Year 

17 May 18

Birmingham City goalkeeper Ann-Katrin Berger was named in the PFA Team of the Year five months after being diagnosed with cancer.


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Hall Green cancer survivor and her ‘miracle’ daughter ready to get Birmingham Race For Life runners on their way 

14 May 18

A HALL GREEN mum whose ‘miracle’ baby survived cancer treatment will be getting racers underway at the Birmingham Race For Life on Sunday (May 20).


Local news
Brain cancer research funding doubled in tribute to Tessa Jowell 

14 May 18

PM Theresa May met Baroness Jowell last February / Source: Number 10 (Creative Commons) Research funding to tackle brain cancer will be increased to £40 million by the Government, Theresa May and the health secretary, Jeremy Hunt, announced on the …


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Lichfield man who lost wife to cancer urges people to support St Giles Hospice’s fundraising raffle 

14 May 18

A Lichfield man whose wife died of cancer is urging people to buy a raffle ticket to support a local cause close to his heart.


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Dame Tessa Jowell dies aged 70 

13 May 18

Tributes pour in for the ex-cabinet minister, whose cancer treatments campaign was praised by MPs.


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Oral drug treatment helps protect cancer patients from potentially deadly DVT and pulmonary embolism 

11 May 18

Research from the University of Warwick indicates that taking a tablet a day can help treat cancer patients of a potentially deadly condition.