March is the Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Target Ovarian Cancer is the UK’s leading charity and want to do everything they can to raise vital funds and awareness about this type of cancer. The pandemic has affected fundraising in many charities including this one.
Every year The World Glaucoma Week takes on a common theme and adapts it to local communities. This creates and effective awareness project relevant to the general population. There are many issues that need to be addressed to try and eliminate glaucoma blindness. The earlier the diagnosis in patients the better. The earlier glaucoma is discovered and treated, it is less likely that a person will become blind. World Glaucoma Week aims to alert members of the wider community of the need to have eye checks at regular intervals. Regular eye checks would ensure earlier detection of glaucoma and heighten…
Many men don’t seek help quickly enough because generally men don’t like going to the doctors and because they are often embarrassed.So, let’s break the taboo surrounding prostate cancer and talk about what is beginning to become a common condition.
There is no single reason why someone develops an eating disorder as the influences may be genetic, psychological, environmental, social or biological. However, the latest research shows that eating disorders are much more biologically based than was previously thought.
Over the past 40 years researchers at Cancer Research UK have made great progress in the fight against cancer, and survival rates have doubled. Cancer Research UK are the only charity to fund research into all 200 types of cancer.
It can affect one or multiple bones and the most common sites are the spine, skull, pelvis and thigh. The disease results in abnormalities of the normal repair and renewal process. Bone affected by Paget’s could be enlarged and misshapen.
Although most bowel cancers develop from pre-cancerous growths, known as polyps, not all polyps develop into cancer. If polyps are found, they can be removed by your doctor to prevent them becoming cancerous.
Mouth cancer can strike in a number of places, including the lips, tongue, gums and cheek. Given that early detection is so crucial for survival, it’s extremely important that you know what to look out for.
November 16th 2017 will see the very first Charles Bonnet Syndrome (CBS) awareness day. Approximately half a million people in the United Kingdom living with CBS. The awareness day is aiming to tell everyone about the impact CBS has on people’s lives. SELVIS, KAB, Esme’s Umbrella, Macular Society, London’s ECLOs, Vision UK and others are working together to deliver a Free CBS workshop and networking lunch in London. What is Charles Bonnet Syndrome (CBS)? Charles Bonnet Syndrome (CBS) is a condition that is common amongst people who have lost their sight. It causes you to see things that are not really there…
Wednesday the 15th November is World COPD day and the British Lung Foundation are raising awareness of COPD. They are trying to find the missing millions across the UK who have this condition and don’t even know it. The British Lung Foundation want to help suffers to get the treatment and support they deserve. What is COPD? Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), describes a group of lung conditions that make it difficult to empty air out of the lungs because the airways have been narrowed. Two of these lung conditions are persistent bronchitis and emphysema. These two conditions can occur…