Let’s Talk Cancer
The Let’s Talk Cancer campaign aims to encourage people to make cancer part of their everyday conversations and to dispel the fears surrounding the word cancer.
Talking saves lives, let's talk about it.
Cancer appointments are safe
Please attend if you are asked to.
Together with hospital trusts across the region, Lancashire and South Cumbria Cancer Alliance is reassuring people that it is safe to attend cancer appointments during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. People who are being tested or treated for cancer are being urged to keep their appointments.
New measures are in place to help protect patients and staff from coronavirus, it is important to not delay cancer treatment. Cancer assessment and treatments are still happening during the pandemic.
If you have any concerns about cancer, please contact your GP straight away.
A two-year project aimed at providing extra training for health care professionals who support cancer patients across Lancashire and South Cumbria is being made permanent.
The Rapid Diagnostic Service at East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust has given a pancreatic cancer patient a new chance at life, after spotting the symptoms that had been left untreated for months due to a difficult diagnosis.
Almost 10,000 people are newly diagnosed with pancreatic cancer each year in the UK. The disease affects men and women equally, with incidence increasing from the age of 45. The average age at diagnosis is 72.