In May, a new local campaign launched in Barnet to encourage individuals who have symptoms that may be suggestive of cancer to contact their GP practice. Delivered by the North Central London Cancer Alliance in collaboration with the NCL Clinical Commissioning Group and council Public Health team, the campaign will also aim to increase the number of people taking part in screening when invited.
If you have any of the following symptoms:
· Unexpected bleeding, like blood in your poo, pee or spit
· Unexplained lump
· Unexplained pain that lasts three weeks or more
· Persistent cough that lasts three weeks or more
· Unexplained weight loss
You should contact your GP practice to arrange a check.
It may be nothing serious – in fact more than 9 out of 10 people are not diagnosed with cancer.
However, finding cancer early makes it more treatable.
That’s why it’s also important to take part in routine cancer screening when invited.
The way you make an appointment may have changed, but your GP practice is open for check-ups and screenings and healthcare professionals are available to see you safely.