Helping men spot early signs of cancer

MEN in Conisbrough and Denaby are being encouraged to get on-board a new campaign to spot the early warning signs of cancer.

Doncaster’s Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Service staff will be on the NHS Health Bus at Denaby’s Asda supermarket on Tuesday, January 17, from 9.30am to 4pm.

The service is joining forces with GPs at Conisbrough Group Practice and Doncaster’s Public Health team to invite men to pop-in for a quick chat that could be a lifesaver at the ‘no appointment needed’ clinic.

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Joanne O’Marr, Macmillan service lead at Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust, said: “The aim is to reduce the number of men in the area who die from cancer each year by raising awareness of what to look for and the importance of seeking help quickly if something doesn’t seem right.”

She added: “We know that some men often put off contacting their GP about health issues, but we hope a ‘no appointment needed’ clinic on board our bus will encourage them to simply drop-in and have a chat.

“Lung, bowel and prostate cancers, in particular, are prevalent in areas like Denaby and Conisbrough and we can give advice what to look out for.

“Diagnosing cancer early gives a better chance of a favourable outcome.”


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