Spot cancer early
A new website has been launched to help Islington residents learn more about the signs and symptoms of the most common cancers to help turn the Big C into a ‘small c’.
www.smallc.org.uk has been launched by UCLH Cancer Collaborative – a network of NHS trusts, GPs and health service commissioners across north and east London.
You can find information on:
The top five most common cancers – bowel, breast, cervical, lung and prostate
How to get involved in local cancer campaigns in north and east London, from cancer awareness training to tours of inflatable body parts
A map of local services to help people stay healthy, from stopping smoking to support for people living with cancer
Prof Kathy Pritchard-Jones, chief medical officer for UCLH Cancer Collaborative, said: “The ‘small c’ starts with some good news about cancer – the fact that most people survive the disease when it is detected and treated at an early stage.
“For these people stopping cancer when it was still small, and before it had time to spread, turned the Big C into a ‘small c’ – a serious but not fatal disease.
“Our aim is to make this the experience of a growing number of people diagnosed with cancer.”