As many of you may have noticed the NHS has been working hard to raise the public’s awareness of the signs and symptoms of cancer. We have also been encouraging people to take part in the various cancer screening schemes (such as the breast and cervical screening programmes) that are available. Screening tests are for people without symptoms and they can help detect the disease at an early stage and some can prevent cancer too.
As well as being more cancer aware, there are certain steps you can take to try to reduce the risk of developing cancer. One of the best ways is to make some changes to your lifestyle. Changing your lifestyle not only helps to lower the likelihood of developing some types of cancer but it also has wide-ranging benefits for your overall health and wellbeing. Lifestyle changes such as being smoke free, being more active, drinking less alcohol and eating more fruit and vegetables can all potentially help reduce your risk of developing cancer.
Alongside Cancer Research UK, we have been focusing on different types of cancer to try to help raise patients’ awareness of the different types of cancer. Look out for our cancer awareness campaigns in our surgeries as well as looking at the below links which offer information on cancer awareness.
Bladder - Kidney Cancer
For more information about different types of cancer and help or support, please click on the below external links: