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World Cancer Day 2018 – Don’t ignore your screenings

 

Nottingham City CCG is supporting World Cancer Day which takes place on 4 February. To mark the day people living in Nottingham city are being encouraged not to ignore their invitations to cancer screenings.

World cancer dayEvery year about 1,300 people in Nottingham city are diagnosed with cancer, and 620 die from the disease. The most common cancers in the city are lung, breast, prostate and bowel cancer.

The NHS offers screenings for breast cancer, bowel cancer and cervical screenings:

Screening is the best way to find cancer early, before there are any symptoms, when it is more easily treated and chances of survival are higher.

If you have received an invitation from your GP, please contact your practice to arrange an appointment for your screening. 

Published 02 February 2018