Sarcoma South UK Support Group Blog

The challenge of being a GP

Posted by Steve on Tuesday 16th December

David Haslam, Chair of NICE in his post Risky business: the challenge of being a GP says

Signs of cancer may also not be clear or obvious and GPs see, on average, only around eight new cases a year. A full time GP will have between 6,000-8,000 appointments every year. And they will only have around 10 minutes per appointment to pick out warning signs that could be cancer, but equally may be a symptom of a less serious condition.

Sarcoma UK's On The Ball campaign is still going to help with diagnosis.

Come in pink poster

Local Charity Event

Posted by Steve on Wednesday 17th December

There's a Charity Event on 7th February 2015 in the Allendale Centre in Wimborne to raise funds for Cancer Research UK and Poole Hospital Ladybird (Breast Care) Unit.

It features a local band 'The Alibi' and a Representative coming from Cancer Research UK to give a short talk during the Band's break on the importance of self examination and early detection.

For details see Steve Cassidy's comment on our blog
here and his website Come In Pink

Local Community Magazine draft editorial


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