A short factsheet to support GPs in the first NHS national bowel cancer symptom awareness campaign in England are available. These factsheets provide GPs with further information about the campaign and suggest how they can prepare for it.
The aim of this national campaign is to raise public awareness of the symptoms of bowel cancer and to encourage those with persistent symptoms to present promptly. Although the great majority of people may not have bowel cancer, some may. By catching the cancer earlier it should be more treatable. This is part of the programme aimed towards improvement of cancer survival rates.
How GPs can prepare for Be Clear on Cancer factsheet is in support of the campaign which launches on 30 January and runs until the end of March 2012.
Read more – http://www.dh.gov.uk/health/2012/01/bowel-cancer-factsheet/