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Sister of King Juan Carlos dies at 83


The sister of King emeritus Juan Carlos, and aunt of King Felipe, died on Wednesday. Pilar de Bourbón was 83 and had been suffering from colon cancer for some time. The Infanta was known for her spontaneous personality and charity work. She



Recycled glass campaign to benefit breast cancer victims

Tony Bryant

More than 225 kilos of glass has been collected during the 'Recycling Glass for Them' cancer campaign that was held in Torremolinos last month. The campaign, now in its fourth year, was organised by Ecovidrio, a non-profit entity responsible for ... managing the recycling of glass-packaging waste in Spain. The initiative was launched on World Breast Cancer Day, when two pink containers were installed in front of the town hall, in which residents were asked to place their waste glass. The proceeds ... from the recycled glass, which this year had seen an increase of 13 per cent, were donated to the Sandra Ibarra Cancer Foundation. Torremolinos was awarded the green flag for recycling in the initiative 'Green Flags for Sustainability', which



Foundation gives 15,000 euros to cancer charity


Malaga. Representatives from the Spanish cancer association, AECC were in Mijas recently to pick up a cheque for 15,000 euros from Fundación CLC World. The funds were raised by staff at the CLC holiday resort in Mijas during the month of October



Costas rally to meet the demand for protective kits

Jennie Rhodes

...more than 30 cancer survivors are making gowns and masks. One of the volunteers, María Dolores Bravo, explained that the masks "are only for professionals and to be put over the authorised ones." She went on to say that the homemade masks "can be



What do people in Malaga die of?

nuria triguero

...province, which was 7.3 per cent more than the previous year. One in every four deaths are due to some type of oncological illness, and the most lethal were lung cancer (742 people), colon (372) and pancreas (224). Pancreatic cancer caused 35 per cent more ... deaths last year than in 2017, while the number of people who died from breast cancer (202) and liver cancer (159) dropped. Another group of illnesses which are clearly age-related are those of the nervous system, which caused 832 deaths in the



El Camino cycle in fight against cancer


Bernardo Cortés and Francisco Bueno are united by something more than a great friendship. The pair's passion for sport, and for some time now, their first-hand experience with cancer. In Bernardo's case, he has successfully beaten a tumour in his ... colon. And in Francisco's case, his wife suffered from breast cancer which was operated on, also with successful results. The two men from Nerja, who are 57 and 54 years old, now want to give back some of the luck they have had in the form of a challenge ... for charity, raising funds for the Spanish Association Against Cancer (AECC). The pair have planned to cycle the 1,400 kilometres which separates the Balcón de Europa, the well-known viewpoint in Nerja, from which they intend to set off on 6



Fighting cancer all the Way


Sixty children, aged between two and 19, all of whom are receiving or have received treatment for cancer from Malaga's chidren's hospital, reached Santiago de Compostela's Obradoiro square last weekend, after travelling more than 100 kilometres. The ... children and their families, who are all united by their battles with the illness, set off on their walk on 22 June. The aim of their journey, organised by AVOI (Volunteers Association for Children with Cancer) was to raise money for and awareness about ... the news that his son had a brain tumour, and the cancer had already affected his whole body. He was only nine years old at the time. "After the tumour was removed, little Nicolás was bed-bound without being able to move or turn his head," his



Early detection and more effective therapies are curing nearly 90 per cent of breast cancer cases

Ángel Escalera

Early diagnosis and more effective treatments mean that nearly 90 per cent of patients survive breast cancer and are alive five years after it was detected. In Malaga province there are between 800 and 900 new cases of breast cancer every year, ... and it is most common in women, says the head of the Oncology units at the Regional (formerly Carlos Haya) and Clínico hospitals, Emilio Alba, who is also a professor of Oncology at Malaga university. The cure rate for women with breast cancer at these ... hospitals is 87 per cent. Tomorrow, Saturday, is International Day Against Breast Cancer. Dr Alba says the increased survival time is because tumours are being detected earlier and this is reflected in a better prognosis. Also, the treatments are now


What to do

Marbella 4 Days Walking to raise funds for Cudeca Cancer Hospice


More than 2,000 walkers of 20 nationalities will take part in Marbella 4 Days Walking starting on 17 October, leaving the Plaza del Mar next to the Paseo Marítimo in Marbella at 8.30am to walk a 10, 20 or 30 kilometre route. Registration will take



Painting the town pink for cancer


More than four thousand women descended on Malaga city centre on Sunday for the seventh edition of the Women's Race Against Cancer. The women taking part, each with their own story of how cancer directly or indirectly touched their lives, followed



"Radiotherapy can expect to cure 40 per cent of cancer patients"

Ángel Escalera

I'll be the elected president for two years, and then president advisor for another two. -A National Plan against Cancer is currently being drawn up. What do you believe needs to be done to improve your speciality? -One of the top objectives of the ... project, which I want to develop during my presidency, is to give visibility to radiotherapy treatment, because it is one of the most effective and efficient weapons we have to beat cancer. It can aspire to cure 40 per cent of oncology patients. However, ... there is still a large percentage of patients who don't benefit from the treatment or aren't offered it. That fits in with what you have said about the national cancer strategy. One of my missions is for there to be equality in the offer of radiotherapy,



Sun protection is key in protecting bald heads from skin cancer this summer


You can either become bald naturally or choose to shave your head, but, whatever the case, having no hair on your head is considered to be a high-risk factor for the development of skin cancer. Throughout the summer months, we are bombarded with ... population sectors most affected by skin cancer is people who are bald. This claim is supported by statistics. People who are bald are the most affected by actinic keratosis; pre-malignant growths which appear as thick crusty scabs on the head, and can ... years that this disease appears. According to statistics from the hospital's dermatology department, between six and ten per cent of bald people who are diagnosed with a keratosis go on to develop skin cancer. We tend to associate sunburn with being



Cancer research

Ángel Escalera

The only way we're ever going to beat cancer is through research. There's no doubt about it. The silent and anonymous work being carried out by scientists has to be valued, praised and appreciated. The more money spent on fighting tumours, the more ... patients can be cured. If all cancer research stopped today, by 2030 someone would die every two seconds from a carcinoma. On the other hand, if Spain doubled the funds it spends on cancer research the patient survival rate would reach 70 per cent by ... Cancer Research Day, the Spanish cancer association AECC encouraged the general public to sign a petition to call for the creation of a national strategy on cancer research. It also aims to convince the government to double, at least, the money it has



AECC opens the first active centre for the fight against cancer in Marbella


This week in Marbella, the Spanish cancer association, Asociación Española Contra el Cáncer (AECC), inaugurated its first "active space against cancer" in Andalucía. Marbella has now joined Madrid and Barcelona, the only two other cities to possess ... a centre of this type. The association has been helping in the fight against cancer in Spain for 66 years. "It is in Marbella, for Marbella," said the local president of AECC, Maika Gómez, about the new facility. She expressed her gratitude for the ... something to help the fight against cancer then we have to do it," said Francisco Salado, president of the Diputación. The objective of this new centre is to offer cancer patients and their families a place where they can feel comfortable, away from a



Running towards cancer research


A trail of pink passed through Marbella town centre last Saturday in support of cancer research. Dozens of participants, mainly women, donned pink T-shirts for the AECC cancer association fun run. This was Marbella's seventh cancer run and the



Residents' association donates 17,000 to Cudeca Cancer Care


The Association of Residents of Torreblanca presented a 17,000-euro donation to Cudeca Cancer Care Hospice on Monday. The generous donation comes after the dissolution of the association and the unanimous decision to give away their remaining ... professional medical care to patients suffering from cancer or other advanced illnesses, as well as support to their families.



Spanish cancer association goes multilingual


The Spanish cancer association AECC (Asociación Española Contra el Cancer) has launched a new initiative to extend its services to the international community on the Costa del Sol. AECC'S FREE SERVICES Social attention. Social worker. ... Psychological therapy. Individual and group, both for the cancer victim and for their family. Physiotherapy. Prevention and rehabilitation of Lymph oedema for women affected by breast cancer. Management of orthopaedic material. Pressure mattresses, ... articulated beds, wheelchairs, etc. Diverse workshops for cancer patients and their family members. Handcrafts and DIY; keep fit class; sewing class; dance; emotions workshops; healthy eating workshops; oncology makeup and skin care. uSmoking. A group



The score gets complicated again for Carlos


...from the physical effects of the last operation, Aguilera set himself a challenge as part of his rehabilitation process: to participate in the campaign A Minute of Music against Cancer, organised by the Spanish Cancer Association (AECC). The ... with the hashtag #1MinutoContraElCáncer. "It's a piece that is a lot easier than those I used to play but for me it served as a challenge and I think the result isn't too bad," he says, modestly. Aguilera had just finished a scholarship with the



AECC gives a 39,500-euro grant for research into a rare cancer


The Spanish Association against Cancer (AECC) has awarded a 39,500-euro grant to researcher Bernardo Herrera, a urologist at the Clínico hospital, to carry out research into an uncommon type of urological cancer (upper urothelial tumour). This ... type of cancer and its recurrence in the development of bladder cancer. The AECC's director of research, Marta Puyol; the president of the provincial board of the AECC in Malaga, Francisco Aguilar; and the president of the technical committee of AECC ... of the line of research into urothelial cancer and advanced therapies. This is an uncommon type of cancer (one or two cases per 100,000 people) and prognosis is bad after sugery due to its aggressiveness, because it is an invasive cancer. For that



Officer trains for marathon effort for cancer relief


A Royal Gibraltar Police officer is swapping her boots for her running shoes as she prepares to run the Lisbon Marathon in Portugal later this year. Sharon Berini is hoping to raise thousands of pounds for The Cancer Relief Centre by completing ... the gruelling 42-kilometre run. The officer will be running the marathon in memory of her mother Catherine Berini, who passed away from cancer in January 2018. For Sharon, 43, who was born in Peterborough, and has been in the RGP for 12 years, this ... will be her first marathon on 20 October. Asked what made her want to run a marathon, she told SUR in English: "It was a moment of madness I think! I wanted to raise money for the Cancer Relief Centre in Gibraltar as my mum was diagnosed with terminal



Former Ronda mayor Antonio Marín Lara dies aged 59


Antonio Marín Lara, mayor of Ronda between 2004 and 2011, died on Tuesday afternoon following a short battle with oesophagus cancer. Toti, as he was known, was taken ill shortly before the local elections which took place on 26 May and during



Kids' cancer fundraising scam causes outrage as police arrest five


News of a scandal involving a charity raising funds for child cancer has caused anger across Spain among organisations that supported it. The charity, Linceci, offered different ways to donate or collect money and investigators believe those running



Marbella hospital warns about skin cancer and the importance of prevention


Melanoma is the most dangerous type of skin cancer in existence. The Costa del Sol hospital in Marbella recently organised a special Sun Protection Campaign to make more people aware of the disease and of the importance of early diagnosis as this ... medical advice if there is even the slightest doubt about a mole, so the relevant tests can be carried out and the cancer can be caught while it is still in an initial phase. "If it isn't detected in time, this tumour invades lymph glands and internal ... Italy, (where the climate is very similar to Spain), and the numbers are expected to rise by about 20 per cent by 2040. Also taking part in the conference was María Godrid, a patient who has had this type of cancer, and she gave a talk on 'Melanoma and



Depression increases deaths from cancer


...recent lecture 'Paradoxes in the biology of telomeres and cancer' which took place in Madrid, "and we found an enzyme called 'telomerase' in the 'telomeres', which has the ability to repair them." Different lines of research have been carried out from ... that discovery, and they have determined that this lengthening or shortening of the point of the chromosome is related with illnesses such as cancer. As they shorten with age, along a line which starts to descend when people are in their 20s and reaches ... a valley in the 70s, repairing the telomeres could cure some age-related problems. Depression and cancer "We know there are hundreds of different types of cancer and around 90 per cent of them, at an advanced stage, show great activity in the



Pink Ladies charity gala raises 3,750 euros for cancer care


The Pink Ladies from the Mijas and Fuengirola branches of the Spanish Association against Cancer (AECC) raised 3,750 euros as a result of their first charity gala, held at the Valparaíso restaurant in Mijas on Wednesday last week. The gala, ... extensive services offered by the AECC for cancer patients and their families.



Walkathon raises 22,000 euros for Cudeca cancer care

SUR IN ENGLISH stages of cancer and other terminal illnesses and provides support for their families. The mayor of Benalmádena, Víctor Navas, attended the day's activities, joining, on behalf of the Cudeca Hospice, chief executive and medical director, Dr



'Pink Ladies' charity gala raises 3,750 euros for cancer care


The 'Pink Ladies' from the Mijas and Fuengirola branches of the Spanish Association against Cancer (AECC) raised 3,750 euros as a result of their first charity gala, held at the Valparaíso restaurant in Mijas on Wednesday. The gala, attended by ... services offered by the AECC for cancer patients and their families.



AECC reaches agreement to distribute 'knitted knockers' among cancer patients


The president of the provincial board of the AECC (Spanish Association Against Cancer) in Malaga, Francisco Aguilar Muñoz, and the president of the Knitted Knockers Costa del Sol association, Maria Bailey, met recently to sign an agreement to ... promote the prevention and early detection of breast cancer, but also to improve the quality of life of patients and their families as well as distributing free, knitted prosthesis to women who have undergone a mastectomy. Initially the project began ... Observatorio del Cáncer, this type of tumour is most common among Western women. Western women Each year 32,825 cases are diagnosed in Spain. Andalucía with 5,572 cases is the community with the highest incidence of breast cancer and Malaga with 1,098



Classic motorbikes and cars at annual rally


...years, rockets were set off in memory of bikers who had passed away, this was made all the more poignant this year as the funds raised this year will go to Un Sí Por La Vida, a charity which helps patients suffering from cancer in Alhaurín el Grande and ... Director, presents the cheque to Esther Ráez from Cudeca.SUR On 15 February, the Marbella Golf Country Club held the Members Memorial Charity Tournament to help support the Cudeca Cancer Care Hospice. A cheque for 620 euros, raised by the players who



Cudeca goes pink for breast cancer


A team of volunteers from the Cudeca charity shop in Arroyo de la Miel came together in solidarity for World Breast Cancer Month last Friday. Joining in with the Wear It Pink celebrations, volunteers painted the palms of their hands pink in ... support of everyone who has suffered or lost their battle against breast cancer. Shop controller, María Carmen Salazar, said, "Being a volunteer for Cudeca is a joy and we come together today with great enthusiasm in the celebration of Wear It Pink day."



Annual skin cancer screening day is on Saturday at the Primary Care Centre

Debbie Bartlett

The Gibraltar Health Authority is holding its annual skin cancer screening day on Saturday (13 April), from 9am to 1pm at the Primary Care Centre. Anyone interested in having moles or growths on their skin checked is asked to use the entrance via ... the front of the ICC building. Users should also remember that these checks are only to detect possible skin cancer and not for advice on other skin problems such as psoriasis or eczema. The GHA says these screening days are important as they



More than a third of deaths from colon cancer could be prevented through screening

Ángel Escalera

Colon cancer took the lives of 422 people in Malaga province last year, which is a rate of 26 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants according to the Observatory of the Spanish Association against Cancer (AECC). Of those deaths, 136 were people aged ... between 50 and 69 (a rate of 33 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants), which is the highest age range for colorectal cancer. More than a third of these deaths could have been prevented with suitable screening for this type of tumour, says the director of the ... Oncology Unit of the public hospitals in Malaga and professor of Oncology at Malaga university, Emilio Alba. To improve the early detection of colon cancer, a high percentage of the population needs to take a test for hidden blood in faeces; these are



Commentator Michael Robinson announces he has skin cancer

R. C.

Former footballer Michael Robinson, 59, has announced that he has a malignant melanoma which has metastasized. He shared news of the diagnosis on his own programme on the Movistar sports channel, where he is a highly-regarded analyst and commentato



Cancer association installs the third local 'bell of dreams' in the Hospital Quirón in Malaga


The aim of the initiative is to strengthen the ties between cancer patients and healthcare personnel. The bell is there for patients to ring when they have finished their treatment or have received good news, to express their joy and as a symbol of ... triumph at the end of a hard and difficult stage of treatment. The Spanish cancer association, the AECC, wants the sound of the 'Bell of Dreams' (Campana de los Sueños) to remain with patients as an exciting memory and become an objective to achieve ... that transmits hope and support to everyone who is fighting cancer. AECC reaches agreement to distribute 'knitted knockers' among cancer patients The AECC installed the newest bell at the pre-launch of the new oncology floor at the Hospital Quirón



Spanish Cancer Association puts helpline number on water cartons for patients


One of the aims of the Spanish Cancer Association (AECC) is to make the services it offers available to patients and their families at any time of day, any day of the year. With this in mind, the Malaga headquarters of the association has reached an ... agreement with Ly Company Malaga. The Spanish Cancer Association will put their 24-hour cancer care line on the Ly Company's cardboard water containers. The cardboard water container has already been distributed in the Costa del Sol Hospital, and over the ... when they arrive at the hospital is buy a bottle of water. Our volunteers distribute the water for free so that patients have our contact number and can get in touch any time." explained a spokesperson for the Spanish Cancer Association. The manager of