Unfortunately, even during times like these, cancer is as much of a risk as ever.
If you or someone you know is experiencing any of the following symptoms, it is important to make an appointment with your GP as soon as possible:
· A cough or hoarse voice that lasts for more than 3 weeks
· A chest infection that does not get better, or repeated chest infections
· Feeling bloated most days for 3 weeks
· Any unusual or persistent changes to your skin
· Loose poo for 3 weeks.
Cancer is easier to treat when it’s caught at an earlier stage and so coming forward for a check could save your life.
NHS services have put a range of measures in place so that people can be treated safely throughout the pandemic including Covid protected cancer surgery hubs, a Covid friendly drugs fund which means fewer trips to hospital and chemotherapy being delivered in more convenient locations.