With all the focus currently on Covid-19, it is easy to forget that there are other health conditions which are potentially harmful. We would like to remind our patients of the importance of being aware of symptoms which may relate to underlying cancer. Many cancers are now easily treatable if caught early, but sometimes less easy to treat if things are delayed.
Please refer to this NHS website: NHS: Cancer Symptoms.
Let us know if you experience persistent symptoms of this nature. Also, please ensure that you attend routine screening tests when you are invited. For men, this just means sending a tiny sample of your bowel motions to test for blood, but for women it is important to attend breast screening and have your smear test as well.
Please be reassured that it is perfectly safe for you to attend for these routine tests, and that we remain fully open for routine health services despite the pandemic.