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Hidden dangers highlighted in new smoking campaign

HIDDEN DANGERS HIGHLIGHTED IN NEW SMOKING CAMPAIGN – First shock smoking ads in eight years – Smokers will be told that just 15 cigarettes cause a mutation that can lead to cancerous tumours in a return to hard-hitting health campaigns, … Read more → – Hidden dangers highlighted in new smoking campaign

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Macmillan and the Ramblers join forces to get people walking

More people will be encouraged to get on their feet and get walking thanks to a new partnership between leading charities, Public Health Minister Anne Milton announced today. Macmillan Cancer Support and the Ramblers have taken over the reins of … Read more → – Macmillan and the Ramblers join forces to get people walking

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More help to follow a healthy diet – front of pack food labelling consultation launched

Keeping track of what you eat and choosing healthier foods could be made easier thanks to a UK-wide consultation launched today by Health Secretary Andrew Lansley. UK health ministers want to see all food manufacturers and retailers use the same … Read more → – More help to follow a healthy diet – front of pack food labelling consultation launched

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New guidance to speed up access to the drugs patients need

Lord Howe today announced new guidance on the Cancer Drugs Fund, which will help speed up access to the drugs patients need. It will mean in most cases patients will be able to access drugs within a matter of days … Read more → – New guidance to speed up access to the drugs patients need

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Centres selected to host cutting-edge cancer services

Up to £250 million invested in bringing advanced radiotherapy treatment to UK Around 1,500 cancer patients a year will benefit from a cutting edge cancer treatment – Proton Beam Therapy – that will be available in London and Manchester, Health … Read more → – Centres selected to host cutting-edge cancer services

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Over £330 million to give more than two and a half million patients better care and services

Extra funding to pay for state of the art equipment and buildings Over £330 million of extra funding will be spent on providing state of the art equipment and facilities to improve services for patients, the Prime Minister announced today. … Read more → – Over £330 million to give more than two and a half million patients better care and services

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Statistical Press Notice: Cancer Waiting Times, October to December 2012

The latest quarterly national statistics on NHS cancer waiting times produced by the Department of Health were released on 24 February 2012 according to the arrangements approved by the UK Statistics Authority. In 2010, the United Kingdom Statistics Authority assessed … Read more → – Statistical Press Notice: Cancer Waiting Times, October to December 2012

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Don’t flush away your toilet worries

The Government’s first ever national cancer campaign to raise awareness of the symptoms of bowel cancer will be launched today by Care Services Minister Paul Burstow. Public awareness of the symptoms of bowel cancer is low. But spotting the signs … Read more → – Don’t flush away your toilet worries

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NHS on track to deliver savings to reinvest in care

Second report of financial year published The official report on NHS performance shows the NHS is on track to deliver up to £5.9bn savings this financial year whilst maintaining or improving quality of services. Every penny saved will be reinvested … Read more → – NHS on track to deliver savings to reinvest in care

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Speech: 13 December, 2011, Andrew Lansley, Britain Against Cancer

Check Against Delivery Thank you John [Baron MP, Chair of the APPG] and thank you again for the opportunity to be at the Britain Against Cancer Conference. For me, this is one of the key events of the year. Bringing … Read more → – Speech: 13 December, 2011, Andrew Lansley, Britain Against Cancer

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