New guidance hopes to improve cervical cancer diagnosis in young women

New guidance has been produced to help GPs identify symptoms of cervical cancer and facilitate early diagnosis of the disease in young women. In England, screening for cervical cancer starts at age 25. Cervical cancer is rare in young women but GPs still need to be aware of the symptoms so that they know when […]

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Adam Barrett’s Story

“When I was first diagnosed, with youth on my side and an excellent prognosis, I had surprisingly few worries about the 6 cycles of chemo and the week of radiotherapy, which looked likely to be all I would need at this stage. Apart from the pain in my arm felt when the chemotherapy was administered, […]

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February 2010 Newsletter

Welcome to the February edition of the makeabigdifference newsletter, Impact Young Heroes’ very own one stop shop for all of our latest, news and events.  In this edition we continue to look at statistics and facts about the common cancers affecting young people. Absent from this months newsletter is Katie’s Corner, but worry not, Katie […]

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Nippy Dipping

Whilst the majority of us sat cosily watching tv and eating left over turkey on Boxing Day, a group of very brave fundraisers took to the freezing waters of the North Sea in what has become a famous and 35 year tradition in Sunderland. The Seaburn Boxing Day Dip, organised by the Sunderland Lions Club, […]

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Keep on running

On Sunday the 18th of April 2010 the first ever Brighton Marathon will be taking place. Amongst the estimated 10,000 runners will be Trudie Newlove who has chosen to fundraise for Young Heroes . Trudie from Kilham, Driffield will be running the 26.2 mile course around the coastal city of Brighton and Hove. The inaugural event which […]

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Cancers which are most common in children and young people (continued)

Welcome back to the final instalment of this two part special, highlighting some of the cancers which are most common amongst young people and factual information including statistics, common myths and treatments. Research indicates that adolescent growth spurts, hormones and other growth and development factors are amongst the most probable causes of cancer that affect […]

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Cancers which are most common in children and young people

Since starting the makeabigdifference newsletter, we have featured the stories of many young people Impact Young Heroes have supported over the years.  We have read their inspiring stories starting with their life as a regular teenager, to diagnosis, right through to treatment and beyond.  But what do we really know about the cancer’s these young […]

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January 2010 Newsletter

Welcome to the January edition of the makeabigdifference newsletter. Firstly I would like to wish you all a very pleasant and prosperous New Year and I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and enjoyed all the festivities. Kicking off this first 2010 newsletter is the story of a wonderful young woman called Jen who later […]

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Nissar Bahadur’s Story: The inspiration for Impact Young Heroes

Nissar was a trainee working for Impact, the charitable organisation. He proved to be a talented, thoughtful and hardworking young man who made a lasting impression on everyone he had close contact with, both in his professional and personal life. In early 2004 he developed a stomach complaint which progressively got worse. To everyone’s shock, […]

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Kim’s Story

Kim Leeming lost her mother to the Von Hippel-Lindau condition (abbreviated VHL) when she was only 3 years old. At the time there wasn’t much information and not very many cases when her mother was suffering with this type of disease. Unfortunately she was only diagnosed a few months before she passed away. VHL is […]

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