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Supporting You After a Cancer Diagnosis

Supporting You After a Cancer Diagnosis It’s a sad fact that every year, 393,000 people in the UK are given the news that they have cancer. Macmillan Cancer Support says that 3 million people are living with cancer, with that number continuing to rise. While it is news nobody wants to hear, we want to … Continued

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness Month October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual event that has been running since 1985. Initially, the aim was to encourage breast screening and educate people about early detection, and it has developed to include fundraising by charities for vital research. This year, we wanted to share some facts, figures, and … Continued

NHS Screening: Missing invitations or missed appointments

NHS Screening: Missing invitations or missed appointments In our first two updates about screening, we’ve covered how the programmes work and how effective they are. With this final part, we will focus on what to do if you’ve missed an appointment or how to get back into the programmes if you haven’t been invited to … Continued

NHS Screening: How much does it help?

NHS Screening: How much does it help? Last week we shared a news story on our website about how the NHS screening programme works. It talked through the different things the NHS will screen for, when you might be invited and how the screening for each condition works. You can read that story on our … Continued

NHS Screening: What, Why and When

NHS Screening: What, Why and When The NHS isn’t just there to treat you when you are ill. It’s also there to prevent illness and keep you healthy. One way this happens is through the NHS screening programme. You can read through below or use the buttons to jump to the different sections. What is … Continued

NHS Screening Saves Lives

The NHS screens people for various conditions and diseases throughout our lives, from pregnancy to old age. Screening stops people from becoming ill and saves lives. Watch the video or read on below to see how it works and the vital impact it has. How it works Screening looks for early signs of illness or … Continued

Don’t let the thought of cancer play on your mind

If something in your body doesn’t feel right or you are experiencing symptoms that last three weeks or more, don’t delay – contact your GP practice. NHS England & NHS Improvement has launched a new phase of the ‘Help Us, Help You’ campaign taking a radically different approach to detecting cancer earlier for patients, when … Continued