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Consultant takes on triathlons for Lung Cancer Services

JONATHAN Fisher-Black, a Respiratory Consultant at Prince Philip Hospital, is taking on the full Long Course Weekend Wales, Ironman Swansea and Ironman Wales to raise funds for Lung Cancer Services.

Jonathan said: “As a lung cancer Consultant, I unfortunately see first-hand the effect this diagnosis can have on patients and their families. The key to good outcomes is early diagnosis, which is very challenging, given patients rarely have symptoms in early-stage disease.

“As a service, we are striving to raise awareness and also increase our ability to diagnose early. Charitable funds have recently helped us purchase new bronchoscopy equipment that will allow us to biopsy even smaller and more distant tumours and hopefully achieve earlier diagnosis and curative treatment for more patients. This money really does make a huge difference.

“The funds I raise will go to the charity to help raise awareness further, achieve earlier diagnoses and support patients throughout their lung cancer journey. As one of the lung cancer doctors in the health board I’ve got first-hand experience of how important this all can be to patients.”

Nicola Llewelyn, Head of Hywel Dda Health Charities, the official charity of Hywel Dda University Health Board, said: “We’d like to say a massive good luck to Jonathan with his upcoming events. What an incredible challenge.

“The support of our fundraisers enables us to provide services over and above what the NHS can provide in the three counties of Hywel Dda and we are extremely grateful for every donation we receive.”

Donate to Jonathan’s fundraiser here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Jonathan-Fisher-Black

For more details about the charity and how you can help support local NHS patients and staff, go to www.hywelddahealthcharities.org.uk

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