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‘Check your neck’ campaign launched in Newcastle

May 6th, 2016

Click to read: ‘Check your neck’ campaign launched in Newcastle “People are being urged to check their necks for bumps during Thyroid Cancer awareness month this September. Thyroid Cancer is rare but is one of the fastest increasing cancers in the world. At the moment around 2,100 new cases are diagnosed in the UK each year.” […]

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Bid to raise awareness of rare cancer

May 6th, 2016

Click to read: Bid to raise awareness of rare cancer “Jill was diagnosed with thyroid cancer just a few months after her son Max was born.” (Sunderland Echo, September 2011)

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2,700 new cases of Thyroid Cancer each year

September 6th, 2014

Click to read: 2,700 new cases of Thyroid Cancer each year “People are being urged to check their necks for bumps during Thyroid Cancer awareness month. Thyroid Cancer is rare but is one of the fastest increasing cancers in the world. At the moment around 2,700 new cases are diagnosed in the UK each year.” […]

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‘Check your neck’ campaign launched in Newcastle

September 6th, 2014

Click to read: ‘Check your neck’ campaign launched in Newcastle Former Thyroid Cancer patients have been raising awareness at the RVI in Newcastle. People are being urged to check their necks for bumps during Thyroid Cancer awareness month. (ITV News, September 2014)

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Kate Farnell on ITV

May 6th, 2014

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Honours across North East and Cumbria

January 6th, 2014

Click to watch the BBC News ‘Honours across North East and Cumbria’ video “Among those honoured were Kate Farnell, from Gateshead, who set up the Butterfly Trust in 2003 after surviving rare thyroid cancer.” BBC News, 2013

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North East heroes recognised in New Year’s Honours list

January 6th, 2014

Click to read: North East heroes recognised in New Year’s Honours list A thyroid cancer survivor from Gateshead who set up a charity after beating the disease is among those being recognised in the New Year’s Honours list. (ChronicleLive, January 2014)

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Watch our new video: Don’t Put Your Neck on the Line

September 6th, 2012
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Shouting about rare cancer

September 6th, 2012

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BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour item on Thyroid Cancer

September 6th, 2011

Listen again to BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour item on Thyroid Cancer Thyroid cancer affects three times as many women as men and there are currently about two thousand new cases each year. Although it’s a relatively rare condition, the numbers diagnosed are increasing. So what is thyroid cancer, and how is it detected and […]

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