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Macmillan Cancer

Macmillan Cancer Support
One in three of us will get cancer and it’s the toughest thing most of us will ever face. If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, or a loved one has, you’ll want a team of people in your corner supporting you every step of the way. Macmillan provide practical, medical and financial support and push for better cancer care.

Marie Curie Cancer Care

Marie Curie Cancer Care is a UK charity dedicated to the care of people with terminal cancer and other illnesses. Over the financial year 2010/11, we reached a total of 31,799 patients

Youth Health Talk

YouthHealthTalk
Youthhealthtalk enables young people, their family and friends, and professionals such as doctors and teachers to understand young people's experiences of health, illness and life in general. The website feature real-life accounts of issues such as effect on work and education, social life and relationships, consulting health professionals and treatment.

Scottish Bowel Screening Programme

Bowel Screening for Over 50s

 

Since November 2011, patients aged over 50 years and over will have received a Bowel Screening Kit in the post.  These kits will be sent to all patients every two years. We would encourage all patients who receive the kit to do the test and return the kit in the envelope provided.  Our surgery has an uptake just slightly above the Scottish average of 52% for men and 58% for women.  We would like to improve this and ask that you express any concerns you have at your next appointment. 

 

Statistics prove that survival rates increase with early detection—up to 17% -  with overall survival averaging 55%.  Cancer isn’t what it used to be and people can live well with early detection.  Don’t be scared to ask you GP or our practice nurses if you feel you have

symptoms suggestive of bowel cancer.  Visit the Scottish Bowel Screening Programme

website for more information at

http://www.healthscotland.com/topics/health/screening/bowel.aspx

 

or phone the number below if you have misplaced your kit and wish to be tested

 

Bowel Screening Helpline 0800 0121 833

 



 
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