Category Archives: Cancer

Men in Leeds risk paying a price if we neglect our health.

Men don’t visit the GP nearly as often as women and this means that some warning signs of health problems don’t get picked up as quickly as they might. Added to this, we tend to read less about the kinds … Continue reading

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Marching for Men to stop prostate cancer becoming a killer

1 in 8 men are expected to get prostate cancer in their lifetime. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the UK, with over 47,000 new cases diagnosed every year, that’s 130 men every day. March is … Continue reading

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Happy, healthy birthday to a hidden gem

The Leeds health and care world is large and complex, with thousands of people working and volunteering in roles which keep people healthier and happier. Heading north from the centre of the city, up Harrogate Road, you might never realise … Continue reading

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Supporting #hellomynameis at Leeds City Council

Hello, my name is Rebecca Charlwood. I am the Executive Member for Health, Wellbeing and Adults, the Chair of Leeds Health and Wellbeing Board and a local councillor for Moortown. The sad news of Dr Kate Granger’s death on the … Continue reading

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First Leeds Mens’ Health report launched during Mens’ Health week

This week (13-19 June) is national Men’s Health Week and this year the focus is on mental health and beating stress. Here in Leeds, there’s a #Dadtastic day of free family fun at Leeds City Museum on Father’s Day and … Continue reading

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New helper kit to cut bowel cancer

With nearly half the people in Leeds (44%) ignoring their bowel cancer screening tests, Leeds City Council and the NHS and have launched a new initiative to encourage more people to take this simple health check that can save lives.  Feedback … Continue reading

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All you have to do is a number 3

Bowel cancer is one of the UK’s most common cancer killers and 40,000 people are diagnosed with this illness every year.  This is a worrying statistic.   But what if I told you that early treatment can make all the difference … Continue reading

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