Coronavirus (COVID-19): Importance of detecting cancer early and advice for cancer patients and their carers

Coronavirus advice

Don’t delay in getting potential cancer signs and symptoms checked during COVID-19. Getting checked early is one of the main reasons why more people are surviving cancer.  If you’re concerned about any unusual or persistent changes to your body, have a look at our symptom checker and contact your GP practice.  It’s probably nothing serious, but it’s best to get checked.  Cancer screening services may have been paused during the pandemic but GP practices are open and ready to help if you have a concern. Our survivor stories show why it’s so important to know the signs and symptoms to look out for - the earlier cancer is found, the easier it is to treat.

Survivor stories

Alison Daly was diagnosed with early stage breast cancer in August 2015 after visiting her GP concerned about a lump she felt in her breast.

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