Bowel cancer is a general term for cancer that begins in the large bowel. Depending on where the cancer starts, bowel cancer is sometimes called colon or rectal cancer. Cancer can sometimes start in the small bowel (small intestine), but small bowel cancer is much rarer than large bowel cancer.

Bowel cancer is one of the most common types of cancer diagnosed in the UK, with around 40,000 new cases diagnosed every year.

The three main symptoms of bowel cancer are blood in the stools (faeces), changes in bowel habit – such as more frequent, looser stools – and abdominal pain.

However, these symptoms are very common and most people with them do not have bowel cancer. If you are ever unsure of any abnormal symptom’s seek medical advice. Follow the link below it will answer any questions you may have.

Let me introduce you to Arielle. This is only her second visit to us here. As you can see from her happy little smile she looks forward to us counting her teeth. It is never too early to bring children along to the dentist. In fact we encourage you all to bring little ones along to meet us. That way it is a pleasant experience and builds trust for years to come.

Shrove Tuesday 5th March
Pancake Day has been celebrated by Britons for centuries.  Known also as Shrove Tuesday, its exact date – rather confusingly – changes every year, as it is determined by when Easter falls.
The date of Shrove Tuesday is linked to Easter, a moveable feast which falls between March 22 and April 25. This year Easter Sunday falls on April 21.
The period in between Shrove Tuesday and Easter Sunday is known as Lent and officially begins on Ash Wednesday, ending on Holy Saturday.
So why do we celebrate shrove Tuesday with eating pancakes? Not that my son minds celebrating every Tuesday with pancakes for his dinner!
Traditionally, pancakes were eaten on this day to use up rich, indulgent foods like eggs and milk before the fasting season of Lent began.
But although lent is in Christian tradition, it is believed that Pancake Day might originate in a pagan holiday, when eating warm, round pancakes – symbolising the sun – was a way of celebrating the arrival of spring. So here are a few different ideas that I have looked at and tried from a cook book. Enjoy!

1. Sliced blood orange, crumbled hard ricotta & orange zest
2. Wilted spinach, ricotta, lemon zest & extra virgin olive oil
3. Almond butter, finely chopped almonds, raspberries & honey
4. Cottage cheese, chopped fresh herbs, streaky bacon, lemon zest & mixed seeds
5. Blackberries & honey
6. Sliced figs, Parma ham, rocket & extra virgin olive oil
7. Roasted rhubarb, pistachios & honey
8. Tahini yoghurt, feta, pomegranate seeds & fresh coriander
9. Roasted cherry tomatoes, rocket & quality balsamic vinegar
10. Smoked salmon, sliced avocado, fresh chives & lime juice
11. Sliced kiwi fruit, passion fruit & sunflower seeds
12. Greek yoghurt, blueberries, poppy seeds, orange zest & fresh mint
13. Sliced mango, coconut yoghurt, coconut shavings & lime zest
14. Sliced figs, Greek yoghurt & orange zest
15. Almond butter & sliced strawberries
16. Sliced banana & grated dark chocolate
17. Grated fresh fruit salad & fresh mint

World book day March 7th
This bought in many children all celebrating today dressed in brilliant costumes here are two brothers. As you can see we have Harry potter and Captain America.

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European Brain Council is a unique organisation bringing together European bodies representing many federations as well as patients experiences and any relevant areas. In consequence, the EBC has to deal with many different aspects induced by brain disorders, be it the diseases themselves, research, treatment or improved quality of life of patients. their site is quite informative. But please speak out if you feel you need help. There are so many different avenues these days.

No Smoking Day 13th of March

Happy Birthday to our lovely nurse Tracey. Not only have we been friends for many years we have also worked together for most of them. She is a dedicated and hard working nurse. We are a lucky practice I know you will agree to have her. So hope your enjoying your special day today.

Up coming Dates for April 

Walk to work day 5th
Parkinson’s awareness day 11th
Easter Holiday’s
Stop snoring week 23-27th

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