Bladder Cancer

19 May 2017

Bladder cancer is not a rare cancer, in the UK it is the 7th most cancer.

However there is very limited public awareness of the disease and it has been overlooked in terms of reasearch spending.

Patient outcomes can be considerably improved by early diagnosis, up to 80% survival rate when caught early. It is not only a disease of older people, younger people can also be affected.

The bladder is a hollow muscular organ that stores urine until you are ready to urinate,...

1st European Cancer Nursing Day

17 May 2017

Tomorrow is the first ever European Cancer Nursing Day, to be held by EONS the 18th of May every year.

Here's a big thanks from us to every nurse in the different hospitals and clinics in Mallorca, Menorca and Ibiza.

For more information see www.europeancancernursingday.com

Skin Cancer

15 May 2017

Skin cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal skin cells.

There are various types of skin cancers and pre-cancers including melanoma, actinic keratosis, atypical moles, basal cell carcinoma, merkel cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma, each one having a different prognosis.

The most common risk factors for skin cancer are: Ultraviolet light exposure, either from the sun or tanning beds. A chronically suppressed immune system. Exposure to radiation (X-rays) Certain...

Walk the GR221 for Cancer Support Mallorca

13 April 2017

Anita is doing it again, starting yesterday, the 11th of April she is walking the GR221 to raise money for Cancer Support Mallorca, starting in Pollensa she will end up in Es Capdellà on the 18th, see our events page to see the party that will be held to greet her and her friends.

You can follow the progress of her walk on her website Walk Against Cancer and her ...

Because I Can

13 April 2017

And another of our members is taking on a challange, to find out more about Steph's pilgramage check out her blog

If you would like to sponsor Steph you can donate here.

White Collar Boxing

13 April 2017

It's not just the girls that are fundraising, Josh and Danny are aiming to raise €1000 at their White Collar Boxing event.

If you would like to donate you can do so here.

Multiple Myeloma

27 March 2017

Multiple Myeloma is a cancer arising from plasma cells, a white blood cell that is made in the bone marrow.

When a patient has myeloma, plasma cells become abnormal, multiply uncontrollably and release only one type of antibody, paraprotein that has no useful function.

Myeloma doesn't exist as a lump or tumor, it affects multiple places of the body where bone marrow is normally active, such as within the bones of the spine, the skull, pelvis, rib cage, long bones of the arms...

Love your lemons

27 March 2017

On the 19th of March we were at the St.Patrick's fair in Santa Ponsa.

We were happy to introduce our new "I love my lemons" range, thanks to Sophie from Ikat Nou. They have a lovely range of items to sell. There are 'I love my lemons' t-shirts, lemon stress ball keyrings and lemon foldable shopping bags.

Over the summer we are going to increase the "I love my lemons" range.

Why Lemons?

Lemons are a sign of life; they are great to include in our diet and they...

Kidney Cancer

24 March 2017

Kidney cancer, also known as renal cancer starts in the cells in the kidney.

There are different types of kidney cancer and these develop in different ways, hence the diseases have different long term outcomes and need varying treatments.

The most common signs and symptoms of kidney cancer are a mass in the abdomen and/or bloor in the urine.

Other symptoms may include tiredness, loss of appetite, weight loss, a high temperature and heavy sweating, and persistent pain...

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