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Former Footballer diagnosed with cancer

Former Football Willem Van Hanegem has been diagnosed with cancer. Van Hanegem,  age 73, was one of the stars of the Feyenoord side that became the first Dutch team to win the European Cup in 1970, beating Celtic 2-1. Nicknamed De Kromme (“the crooked one”) for his...

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Ben Robinson gives his backing …

Burton Albion chairman Ben Robinson has given his backing to helping men fighting prostate cancer. He made a guest speech at the monthly meeting held at Burton's Queen Hospital which supports those affected by the cancer. Organised by the hospital and the Burton...

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An honour to win the PRIDE Award

It was a surprise when I heard that I had won the Burton Hospital's PRIDE Award. I have to stress that this award is not for me alone. I have had such wonderful support from my friends and colleagues at Burton Hospital and Burton Albion Football Club. Special thanks...

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BACT presented an award in Parliament

I knew very little about football until linking prostate cancer screening with Burton's local club. I had the privilege of meeting the Brewer's Chairman Ben Robinson and his fantastic team at the club who do the most amazing amount of community work within the club. I...

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Sarah Minns nominated for national award

Congratulations to Burton Hospital's Sarah Minns for being shortlisted for the Community Nursing Award at the Royal College of Nursing Nurse Awards 2017. Sarah has been helping to campaign for better awareness toward prostate cancer.  Burton Hospitals Trust has worked...

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Prostate Cancer Support Group

It is a great privilege in setting up a support group to help patients and families diagnosed with prostate cancer. Out heartfelt thanks to the Chairman of Burton Albion Football Club, Ben Robinson who again has offered valuable resources to get the support group...

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On the BBC’s One Show

A few months ago when we began screening for prostate cancer at a football club, we did not envisage that the campaign would make any impact. We are astonished and grateful to all the people and organisations who have supported us. The BBC’s One Show has highlighted...

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Collaborative working for prostate screening

I must say that when we first thought about screening for prostate cancer working with Burton Albion Football Club that we would get any response in what is a taboo subject for many men.  A few months later, I am astonished at the success of the campaign as more and...

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Awareness Campaign of the Year Award

Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is so pleased to win the Awareness Campaign of the Year Award for its work on highlighting prostate cancer. The award was presented at the annual Burton Albion Community Trust (BACT) awards. Branded “A night to inspire,” the event...

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BBC West Midlands

I must thank the great support BBC West Midlands has given us in profiling prostate cancer on 2nd August 2016 throughout the day on their news outlets. Our team from Burton Hospital worked with Burton Albion FC in screening 111 men. We were surprised to find that 8...

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Prostate Cancer Screening

We were not sure how it was going to go, but our campaign to raise awareness about prostate cancer in the community has been successful. It was a collaboration between Burton's Queens Hospital and Burton Albion Football Club where the idea was to encourage as men over...

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International Women’s Day

Some fantastic events and ideas came across to mark International Women's Day. It is also so wonderful that more and more countries are participating but sadly it is still not enough as there are many regions of the world who show little regard for equality. As for...

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Adopted by Macmillan

I am honoured to be adopted by Macmillan. Normally it is the nurses and other professionals who get adopted, but it looks like that I am one of the first consultant surgeons to get such an opportunity. It is just not me but my team Sarah Minns and Tyra Stevens have...

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Cancer in the Headlines

A new cancer treatment strategy is on the horizon that experts say could be a game-changer and spare patients the extreme side effects of existing options such as chemotherapy. Chemotherapy and other current cancer treatments are brutal, scorched-earth affairs that...

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Cancer Research UK Summary Updates

There have been several updates from Cancer Research UK, so here is a brief summary. 5 Type of Prostate Cancer Cancer Research UK scientists have for the first time identified that there are 5 distinct types of prostate cancer and found a way to distinguish between...

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Burton Hospital scores in Men’s Health

The successful launch of an Employee Wellbeing Campaign at Burton Albion’s Pirelli Stadium looks set to inspire follow up events helping local men stay healthy, reports Burton Hospital website. The East Staffs Health and Wellbeing Group, including the Chamber of...

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Please help fight cancer globally

It is so wonderful to see people participating in all kinds of fund raising activities to raise money for worthwhile causes. Recently, with the magic of digital media it is so easy to connect to any cause and support those who are actually proactive to make a...

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