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Be Clear on Cancer Campaigns

For further information relating to national Cancer campaigns - 'Be Clear on Cancer', screening & patient awareness', please click on the links below:

http://www.enhertsccg.nhs.uk/be-clear-on-cancer

http://publications.cancerresearchuk.org/cancertype 

http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/sites/default/files/final_respiratory_overview_briefing.pdf

http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Cancer/Pages/Introduction.aspx

http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/cancer-symptoms/what-is-an-urgent-referral

Cervical Screening:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/cervical-screening-programme-overview

Resources

Public Health England (resources): https://campaignresources.phe.gov.uk/resources/campaigns/16-be-clear-on-

Click on links below for further information

Cancer Research UK:
http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/screening/be-clear-on-cancer/bowel-screening

 

Bowel Cancer UK:

https://www.bowelcanceruk.org.uk/about-us/bowel-cancer-awareness-month/

Knowing the symptoms of bowel cancer could save your life, If you have any concerns or if things just don’t feel right, make an appointment to see your Doctor. 

  • Bleeding from your bottom and/or blood in your poo
  • A change in bowel habit lasting for three weeks
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Extreme tiredness for no obvious reason
  • A pain or lump in your tummy

Simple bowel cancer home testing kit to be offered to all men and women aged 60 to 74 - see link below: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-bowel-cancer-screening-test

Macmillan:

https://be.macmillan.org.uk/be/s-465-bowel-cancer.aspx?ProductTypeFilterID=105

Beating Bowel Cancer:
https://www.beatingbowelcancer.org/

NB: The Be clear on cancer campaign includes audio and sign language resources

 

New symptoms diary for patients experiencing bowel problems

A new symptoms diary has been developed by Beth Purvis, for people that are worried about their bowel habits. https://bowelcancerorguk.s3.amazonaws.com/Publications/Bowel%20Cancer%20UK%20Symptoms%20Diary.pdf

Beth was diagnosed with stage four bowel cancer at 37 years old. The main symptoms she experienced were constipation and diarrhoea with significant bleeding from her bottom. Her GP put it down to Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), but Beth believes if she was keeping a diary of her symptoms her GP would have taken her seriously and referred her for further testing sooner. She may have been diagnosed at an earlier stage when treatment has the best chance of working and a greater chance of survival.

The symptoms diary, pioneered by Beth and supported by Coloplast, aims to help keep track of a person’s symptoms before they visit their GP. This will give a good indication to your doctor whether you need further tests. You may not remember all your symptoms during your appointment so having something written down can be useful. 

Every year almost 42,000 people are diagnosed with bowel cancer in the UK, making it the fourth most common cancer and second biggest cancer killer. However it shouldn’t be because it is treatable and curable especially if diagnosed early. Although bowel cancer is more common in the over 50s it can affect people of all ages, more than 2,500 people under 50 are diagnosed with the disease in the UK every year.


Sun Awareness Week - Skin Cancer 2018 (May 14th - 20th)

We would like to promote awareness about skin cancer prevention and early detection of changes in moles. 

Dermatologists identified that 8 out of 10 people are failing to adequately apply sunscreen before going out in the sun. 

Key messages are:

  • Be sun aware    - use sun screen before going out into the sun
  • Be mole aware – monitor existing moles for changes  

Leaflets

Skin Cancer Awareness: ABCD for checking moles.  Click here to download this leaflet.

Be sun smart.  http://publications.cancerresearchuk.org/downloads/product/HM_HL_Sunsmart_June_2015.pdf

Detecting skin cancer.  http://publications.cancerresearchuk.org/cancertype/melanoma/skinleaflet.html

Patient Information  https://be.macmillan.org.uk/be/s-372-sun-awareness-week.aspx

Resources

British Association of Dermatologists:
http://www.bad.org.uk/for-the-public/sun-awareness-campaign/sun-awareness-week

http://www.bad.org.uk/for-the-public/sun-awareness-campaign/sun-awareness-leaflets-and-posters

http://www.bad.org.uk/for-the-public/sun-awareness-campaign/downloadable-leaflets-and-posters

http://www.bad.org.uk/for-the-public/skin-cancer

Sun awareness week from Macmillan:
https://be.macmillan.org.uk/be/showsection.aspx?SectionID=372&SEName=sun-awareness-week

Skin Cancer from Cancer Research UK:
http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/skin-cancer


Cervical Screening

A cervical screening test (previously known as a smear test) is a method of detecting abnormal cells on the cervix. The cervix is the entrance to the womb from the vagina.

Detecting and removing abnormal cervical cells can prevent cervical cancer.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/changes-to-cervical-cancer-screening

http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/cervical-screening-test/Pages/introduction.aspx

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/cervical-screening-programme-overview

Resources

Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust:

https://www.jostrust.org.uk/video/you-guide-cervical-screening-smear-test

https://www.awarenessdays.co.uk/awareness-days-calendar/cervical-screening-awareness-week-2017/

https://www.jostrust.org.uk/resources/materials/information

https://www.jostrust.org.uk/get-involved/campaign/cervical-screening-awareness-week

Cancer Research UK:
http://publications.cancerresearchuk.org/search-results/search-results.html?filter_type=6&filter_action=0&filter_name=SearchTerm&filter_value=cervical+screening&x=0&y=0


Make Sense of Cancer - European Head & Neck Cancer Week (12 - 19 September 2018)

Resources

European Head & Neck Cancer Awareness Week:
http://makesensecampaign.eu/

Cancer Research UK:
http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/cancers-in-general/cancer-questions/information-on-throat-cancer

http://publications.cancerresearchuk.org/search-results/search-results.html?filter_type=6&filter_action=0&filter_name=SearchTerm&filter_value=smoking&x=0&y=0

http://publications.cancerresearchuk.org/publicationformat/formatleaflet/alcoholleaflet.html

http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/mouth-cancer/symptoms

http://publications.cancerresearchuk.org/publicationformat/formatleaflet/mouthleaflet.html

NHS - https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/head-and-neck-cancer/

Macmillan:
http://www.macmillan.org.uk/information-and-support/head-and-neck-cancers

http://www.macmillan.org.uk/information-and-support/head-and-neck-cancers/mouth-cancer

Throat Cancer Foundation:
http://www.throatcancerfoundation.org/

Oracle Cancer Trust:
http://oraclecancertrust.org/about-us/what-is-head-and-neck-cancer/

Mouth Cancer Foundation:
http://www.mouthcancerfoundation.org/


Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October 2018)

Resources

Breast Cancer from Cancer Research UK:
http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/breast-cancer

http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/breast-cancer/screening/breast-screening

http://publications.cancerresearchuk.org/cancertype/breast

Understanding Breast Cancer from Macmillan:
http://www.macmillan.org.uk/information-and-support/breast-cancer/understanding-cancer

https://be.macmillan.org.uk/be/p-237-understanding-breast-cancer-in-women.aspx

Breast Cancer Care:
https://www.breastcancercare.org.uk/information-support

https://www.breastcancercare.org.uk/information-support/have-i-got-breast-cancer/signs-symptoms-breast-cancer

Wear it Pink:
http://wearitpink.org/about/breast-cancer-awareness-month/

Breast Screening

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/breast-screening-helping-women-decide

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/breast-screening-information-for-women-with-learning-disabilities

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/breast-screening-programme-overview

Please call 01992 560001 to speak with the Epping Breast Screening Service based at St Margarets Hospital.


Lung Cancer Awareness Month (November 2018)

Resources

The British Lung Foundation:
https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0221/4446/files/BK12_Lung_Cancer_2014_v2_updated.pdf?9351155647844290596%E2%80%A8

https://shop.blf.org.uk/collections/lung-cancer

Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation:
https://www.roycastle.org/how-we-help/our-campaigns/lung-cancer-awareness-campaigns

https://www.roycastle.org/how-we-help/our-campaigns/lung-cancer-awareness-campaigns/thank-you-for-supporting-lung-cancer-awareness-month

Lung Cancer Awareness month from Macmillan:
http://www.macmillan.org.uk/information-and-support/lung-cancer/

https://be.macmillan.org.uk/be/p-252-understanding-lung-cancer.aspx

Cancer Research UK:
http://publications.cancerresearchuk.org/publicationformat/formatleaflet/lungcancerleaflet.html

cerresearchuk.org/publicationformat/formatleaflet/smokerleaflet.html

http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/lung-cancer


Cervical Cancer Prevention (June 2018)

Resources

Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust:
https://www.jostrust.org.uk/get-involved/campaign/cervical-cancer-prevention-week


Prostate Cancer Awareness Month (March 2018)

Resources

Prostate Cancer UK:
http://prostatecanceruk.org/

Understanding Prostate Cancer from Macmillan:
https://be.macmillan.org.uk/be/s-338-understanding-prostate-cancer.aspx

Prostate Cancer from Cancer Research UK:
http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/prostate-cancer

http://publications.cancerresearchuk.org/search-results/search-results.html?filter_type=6&filter_action=0&filter_name=SearchTerm&filter_value=men&x=0&y=0

 

World Cancer Day - 4th Feb 2019:

https://www.worldcancerday.org/

 


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