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Lung cancer roadshow

A roadshow to improve people's knowledge on the signs of lung cancer is taking place across the region.

It is part of a Government campaign that having a cough for three weeks or more could be a sign of the disease.

Each year lung caner affects 33,000 people and if it is diagnosed at its earliest stage as many as four out of five people are alive five years after diagnosis compared with only 7% at a late stage.

The dates of the roadshow are:

  • 30th and 31th May - Bridlington, Bridlington Shopping Centre****
  • ********4th and 5th June -- Wakefield, The Ridings Shopping Centre
  • 6th and 7th June - Sheffield, Crystal Peaks Shopping Centre
  • 8th and 9th June - Doncaster, Frenchgate Shopping Centre
  • 13th and 14th June - Grimsby, Freshney Place Shopping Centre
  • and 16th June - Hillsborough, Hillsborough Shopping Centre

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Calls for warnings about gaming to be on packaging

David Staniforth is calling for warnings about the dangers of extended periods of gaming to be clearly displayed on the games packaging. He is seeking support for his campaign from the computer games industry.

His campaign follows the death of his son Chris from deep vein thrombosis - he used to play computer games for up to eight hours a day.

"He was spending up to 8 hours in a session"

David Staniforth's son Chris died around a year ago from Deep Vein Thrombosis. His father discovered that this can be caused by sitting still for a long time, and Chris was a big computer games player.

He has launched a campaign "Take a Break" to advise people to break up their periods of gaming, and wants warnings to be on the games packaging.

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