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Essex and Suffolk Financial information

12/03/2020 |

Being diagnosed with cancer is a difficult time. As well as coping with the treatment, cancer can affect work, your income and increase your costs. However, there is a lot of help available and the following agencies can offer advice and support: Essex Benefits advice Age UK Provides independent, impartial and expert information, for those… Read more »

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Breast Cancer

09/03/2020 |

About Breast Cancer Breast cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in the UK. Most women diagnosed with breast cancer are over the age of 50, but younger women can also get breast cancer. About one in eight women are diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetime. There’s a good chance of recovery if it’s… Read more »

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Suffolk Support Groups

09/03/2020 |

Ipswich Hospital support groups Breast Cancer Support Group Address: John Le Vay Cancer Support and Information Centre Meeting time: 7-9.30pm (First Thursday of every month) Contact: Sharron Wardman-Browne – 01473 715748 Gynaecology Support Group Address: John Le Vay Cancer Support and Information Centre Meeting time: 7-9pm (Second Wednesday of every month) Contact: 01473 715748 –… Read more »

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Essex support groups

09/03/2020 |

Colchester Hospital support groups Breast Cancer Support Group  Address: Wellbeing Centre, Colchester General Hospital, Turner Road, Colchester, CO4 5JL. Meeting time: 7-9pm (First Wednesday of every month) Contact: 01206 748370 E-mail group HERE Gastrointestinal Cancer Support Group Address: Training Rooms South, East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust, Colchester Hospital, Turner Road, Colchester CO4… Read more »

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Free Prescriptions and Cancer

17/02/2020 |

If you have cancer, and are entitled to treatment on the NHS, you can apply for a ‘medical exemption certificate’ (MEDEX certificate) to get free prescriptions. You qualify if you are receiving treatment for: cancer the effects of cancer the effects of current or previous cancer treatment To apply for an exemption certificate, your GP… Read more »

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Cancer

05/09/2018 |

Cancer is a condition where cells in a specific part of the body grow and reproduce uncontrollably. The cancerous cells can invade and destroy surrounding healthy tissue, including organs. 1 in 2 people will develop some form of cancer during their lifetime. There are more than 200 different types of cancer, and each is diagnosed and treated in a… Read more »

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Colposcopy

20/06/2018 |

What is colposcopy? Colposcopy is a simple examination that allows the doctor to look carefully at the cervix (the neck of the womb) by inserting an instrument that has a bright light and acts like a magnifying glass. Most women that we see have been referred because of an abnormal smear test result.  We also… Read more »

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Children’s assessment unit

20/06/2018 |

If you cannot arrange to see your GP and are worried about your child, call 111. If you feel it is an emergency, take your child directly to the Emergency department. Who comes to the CAU/PAU? The CAU at Colchester Hospital and the PAU at Ipswich Hospital are emergency wards for children. You will bring your child to us if: They have… Read more »

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Children’s health community services

20/06/2018 |

Community paediatrics Ipswich and Colchester hospitals work in partnership with community paediatrics. The community paediatrics service will: Assess and help your child if they have a developmental impairment Assess and help your child if they have a physical or learning disability Assess and help your child if they have complex health needs Carry out specialist… Read more »

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