Catherine Nestor

A NHS poster for a bowel cancer screening campaign features a toilet roll with the wording 'Your next poo could save your life'

Life-saving campaign launches in London: “your next poo could save your life”

NHS London is running a lifesaving campaign this summer to encourage more people to do their free NHS bowel cancer screening home test, which checks if they could have bowel cancer. The campaign, “Your next poo could save your life”, urges people who have been sent a free bowel cancer screening kit to use it. …

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Local cancer specialists steer patient care improvements in North Central London

Cancer network directors have been appointed by the North Central London Cancer Alliance to lead improvements in tumour-specific cancer care for patients. Following an interview process, senior health care professions including nurses, a pharmacist and medical consultants have been appointed to the roles. Each network director will devote half day a week to working with …

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World Cancer Day

This year’s World Cancer Day is focused on ensuring good cancer care for all, no matter what a person’s circumstances, location, ethnicity or economic status. Being part of a very diverse community here in North Central London means that this aim is always high on our agenda.

North Central London Cancer Alliance welcomes the start of proton beam therapy at UCLH

Holly Norman, interim programme director for the North Central London Cancer Alliance, says: “The planning and construction of the new proton beam therapy centre in the Grafton Way Building at University College Hospital is a great achievement, especially with all that we have faced over the last two years. We are delighted that the centre, …

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Cross section of a lung scan shown on a computer screen

Get to know cancer symptoms – weight loss was a sign of lung cancer for one north London resident

During Lung Cancer Awareness Month (November), the North Central London Cancer Alliance is reminding local residents about changes in health that should be checked by a GP. “In these times the focus is still on the coronavirus pandemic, but an ongoing cough may be a sign of lung cancer which potentially has much more serious …

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