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Smear Tests Save Lives

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“Cervical cancer is the most common cancer in women under 35. Sadly Over 3,200 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer and 890 women lose their lives every year. Cervical cancer is not thought to be hereditary. In 99.7% of cases, cervical cancers are caused by persistent infections with a virus called high-risk Human papilloma virus. The good news is Cervical screening can prevent up to 75 per cent of cervical cancers from developing . Of course, the faster something is detected, the better the outlook can be.

CCG backs Men’s Health Week

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South Lincolnshire CCG has added its support to Men’s Health Week, which this year takes place between 11 – 17 June and will focus on men and diabetes.

The fact is men are more likely to get diabetes and more likely to suffer complications as a result of diabetes.  In addition, they are also more likely to face amputation as a result of diabetes.  And men are more likely to die from diabetes.

National Nurses Day

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Saturday 12 May 2018 is National Nurses Day, a celebration of nursing in the UK – and internationally - and recognition of the crucial role nurses play.

Held on the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth, National Nurses Day is an opportunity to recognise and thank all nursing staff for the crucial care and expertise they provide in an increasingly modern and dynamic profession.

Sun Awareness Week

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Eight out of ten people are failing to adequately apply sunscreen before going out in the sun, according to a survey carried out by the British Association of Dermatologists to mark Sun Awareness Week which runs from 14 to 20 May 2018.