New health campaign urges people to get ‘Peace of Mind’ check

South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Cancer AllianceSouth Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Cancer Alliance
South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Cancer Alliance
PEOPLE across South Yorkshire are being urged to seek advice from their GP if they notice anything unusual which could be an early sign or symptom of cancer as part of a new national campaign.

The Cancer Alliance’s 'Peace of Mind’ check' campaign encourages people to get themselves checked out without delay as early diagnosis significantly improves the chances of successful treatment and survival.

However, many people hesitate in seeking medical advice due to fear, uncertainty, or simply not recognising the symptoms.

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Some early signs and symptoms are common, meaning others may also feel they are wasting their GP's time.

Dr Steph Edgar, GP and the clinical lead for the South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Cancer Alliance, said: “We understand the fears and concerns that often accompany the thought of a cancer diagnosis.

But we hope that, through the 'Peace of Mind’ check' campaign, we are able to shift the focus from fearing the worst, to understanding that seeing your GP promptly will provide answers and increase your chance of successful treatment should you be diagnosed with cancer.

“We believe that everyone deserves peace of mind when it comes to their health.”

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The campaign will mainly focus on the main five cancers that have been shown to be diagnosed at a late stage across the region – starting with ovarian cancer, and cancer of the womb, bladder, pancreas and the oesophagus.

Peace of Mind is part of the Cancer Alliance’s broader mission to improve cancer outcomes and reduce health inequalities across the region through collaborative efforts with healthcare professionals, community organisations and individuals.

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