Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Bowel cancer: Are you aware of the signs?

THE national bowel cancer awareness campaign is now in full swing.
Aiming to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of bowel cancer, the Be Clear On Cancer campaign, which runs until the end of the month, is encouraging people to visit their doctor straight away if they have any signs or symptoms.
More than 90 per cent of those diagnosed with early stage bowel cancer are successfully treated, so a trip to the doctors could save your life.
Dr John Parker, a GP from the Morrill Street Practice in east Hull, wants people to be aware that for your GP, talking about these problems is an everyday thing – you do not need to be embarrassed.
He said: "Our aim is to detect serious bowel disease, particularly cancer, at an early stage.
"It is important to make your GP your first port of call should you notice a change in your bowels – in particular looseness lasting for more than three weeks or the presence of blood at any time.

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