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Clear on Cancer

NHS Mid and South Essex Health and Care Partnership

25 th May 2020

Cancer is one of the biggest killers in the UK. One in two people born in the UK after 1960 will be diagnosed with some form of cancer during their lifetime. Anyone can develop cancer, but it becomes more common as we get older.

Your risk of developing cancer depends on many factors, including age, genetics and lifestyle, but in some cases the exact cause is difficult to determine. However, it is well known that two in five cancer cases in the UK each year are preventable and are linked to lifestyle factors.

Spotting cancer early will improve your survival rate, so it’s important that you recognise the signs and act. One of the best things that you can do is remember to go along for screening when you are recalled by your GP practice – it is one of the most effective ways to identify any early signs of cancer.

Learn more about the types of screening that are offered via the NHS >.

Several videos have been released on the Mid and South Essex Health and Care partnership website raising awareness of ‘Know the (cancer) Symptoms‘ Campaign.

Those covered include: breast, bowel, lung, kidney and bladder, gynae (cervical and ovarian), testicular and prostate and skin cancer – click here to access

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