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Cancer champions will support Salford’s BAME communities

Greater Manchester Cancer Champions is a campaign to recruit 20,000 local volunteers across the county to connect with their communities and give out health advice to help combat cancer. The number of people being diagnosed with cancer in Greater Manchester is growing. In 2011, 13,600 people were diagnosed with cancer and in 2014, the figure was 14,500.

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Taking steps to prevent diabetes in Salford

There are 20,000 people living in Salford at risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes – and 2,000 people who already have the disease but don’t yet know it. For Diabetes Prevention Week (April 16 – 22), Dr Sheila McCorkindale, clinical lead for diabetes at NHS Salford Clinical Commissioning Group, is urging people to make the most of services available in Salford to make simple lifestyle changes to prevent you from developing diabetes.

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