Cancer doesn’t wait for COVID-19

4 March 2021

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.

Remember, finding cancer as early as possible makes it more treatable.

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