Be clear on cancer

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Be clear on cancer

Health bosses in Peterborough are urging people to tell their doctor if they have had tummy troubles for three weeks or more, as this could be a sign of cancer.

A new Public Health England Be Clear on Cancer campaign launched on 9 February and will target men and women over the age of 50, as well as their friends and family, focusing on highlighting a number of key abdominal symptoms that may be a sign of cancer if experienced for three weeks or more.

Aside from its key message “if you have had tummy troubles for three weeks or more, it could be a sign of cancer, tell your doctor”, the campaign will highlight that finding cancer early makes it more treatable.

It could be that by 2020 an additional 30,000 patients per year will be surviving cancer for ten years or more; of these almost 11,000 will be through earlier diagnosis.  The new abdominal symptoms campaign is the latest in a series of Be Clear on Cancer campaigns and is part of a drive to enable more cancers, including some less common ones, to be the target of awareness raising.

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