Breast Cancer Awareness Month – October 2021

October is Breast Cancer awareness Month, an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. Most breast lumps are not cancerous, but it is always best to have them checked by a doctor. You should also see a GP if you notice any of these symptoms: A change in the[…]

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International Day for Head and Neck Cancer

Today is the International Day for Head and Neck Cancer; the Head and Neck clinical nurse team from the Gibraltar Health Authority are raising awareness. Reduce your risk: Quit smoking (and avoid secondhand smoke) this is the single largest risk factor. You should also, reduce your risk of contracting HPV[…]

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Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, marked by wearing a golden ribbon. The month highlights the impact of cancer on children and their families, and encourages continued childhood cancer research. Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

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Bowel Cancer Awareness Month

This annual event aims to increase awareness of bowel cancer and raise funds towards treating this condition. It is driven by various charitable organisations including the Beating Bowel Cancer and Bowel Cancer UK, who have merged with the main aim of ensuring that there would be no victim of Bowel[…]

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World Cancer Day, 4th February

Cancer is a term used for a large group of different diseases, all involving unregulated cell growth. In cancer, cells divide and grow uncontrollably, forming malignant tumours and invading nearby parts of the body. The cancer may also spread to more distant parts of the body through the lymphatic system[…]

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World Cancer Day, 4th February 2020

World cancer day provides the opportunity to raise awareness and encourage the prevention of cancer. The theme this year will once again be ‘I Am and I Will’, reinforcing the idea that through our actions and our commitment to make a positive change, together we can reach the target of[…]

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Med Steps Family Fun Day 19th May 2019

Health Promotion were delighted to form part of the Med Step circuit on the Family Fun challenge (19.5.19) in aid of Cancer Relief Gibraltar. More than 100 children had the opportunity to look at some health promotion materials, including the fat/sugar/salt content in certain foods, and discuss a few things[…]

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