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Cancer 

Cancer Warning SignsCancer is a disease of the cells in the body. There are many different types of cell in the body, and many different types of cancer which arise from different types of cell. What all types of cancer have in common is that the cancer cells are abnormal and multiply 'out of control'. Some cancers are more serious than others, some are more easily treated than others, (particularly if diagnosed at an early stage), some have a better outlook (prognosis) than others.

So, cancer is not just one condition. In each case it is important to know exactly what type of cancer has developed, how large it has become, whether it has spread, and how well it usually responds to treatment.

For information on the signs and symptoms of cancer click here to read our leaflet. Remember in many cases these symptoms can be caused by something far less serious but the sooner you have them checked the better chance you have of a complete cure if it is cancer.

Local Information

Maggie’s Highlands:

Maggie’s offers free practical, emotional and social support to people with cancer and their families and friends. Help is offered freely to anyone with any type of cancer.

Drop into Maggie’s for support from their professional staff at any time from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Raigmore Hospital
Old Perth Road
Inverness
IV2 3FL

01463 706306

highlands@maggiescentres.org  

Newsletters 2017

The Scottish Cancer Prevention Network (SCPN) aims to promote knowledge and understanding about what can be done to reduce the risk of all types of cancer. Within the Network's latest newsletter, there are articles covering several topics including:
 
* Smoking cessation & prevention
* Obesity
* Physical activity among older adults
* Breast cancer
* Summaries of recent guidelines, reports & research papers

SCPN newsletter volume 8 - issue 3 - August 2017

Useful Links
  • Macmillan Cancer Support
    Macmillan Cancer Support improves the lives of people affected by cancer. They provide practical, medical and financial support and push for better cancer care.
  • Maggie's Highlands
    Drop into Maggie’s, Raigmore Hospital, Inverness for practical, emotional and social support from their professional staff at any time from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.
  • CancerHelp UK
    CancerHelp UK is a free information service about cancer and cancer care for people with cancer and their families.
  • Patient UK
    More information/leaflets on Cancer provided by Patient UK.
  • Health Scotland
    Information and resources to support health improvement practitioners and organisations working with us to improve Scotland's health and reduce inequalities.