North Central London Cancer Alliance in collaboration with the NCL Clinical Commissioning Group and council Public Health team are encouraging anyone who has symptoms that may be suggestive of cancer to contact their GP practice. Because finding cancer early makes it more treatable.
You should contact your GP practice to arrange a check 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
It may be nothing serious – in fact more than 9 out of 10 people are not diagnosed with cancer, but remember, 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.