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NHS Western Isles chairman in cancer warning

The chairman of an NHS board who was diagnosed with cancer a year ago hopes his case will encourage other men to have their health checked regularly.

Angus MacCormack, of NHS Western Isles, has prostate cancer and receives treatment in Stornoway and Inverness.

He had not exhibited the symptoms of having prostate cancer and the disease was spotted during a check up.

Mr MacCormack has urged other men to take the chance of being tested for cancer.

He said: "With the support of the Hebridean Men's Cancer Group, I wish to urge men to take the initiative in looking after their own health.

"Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men but, if caught early, it can be treated and this allows the patient to have a good standard of life."

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