Be Clear on Cancer campaign launches

Living Well Sefton is supporting the Public Health England campaign – Be Clear on Cancer – with the message being: “If you notice blood in your pee, even if it’s just the once, tell your doctor.”

The campaign is aiming to raise people’s awareness that blood in pee could be a sign of bladder cancer or kidney cancer. A campaign spokesperson says: “Chances are it’s nothing serious but you’re not wasting anyone’s time by getting it checked out. Call your GP today.”

Blood in pee is a key symptom for both types of cancer but other symptoms include:

Bladder cancer:

  • cystitis (a urinary tract infection) that is difficult to treat or comes back quickly after treatment
  • pain while peeing

Kidney cancer:

  • a pain that doesn’t go away, either in the tummy or in the side below the ribs
  • weight loss

If you have any of thes symptoms, the campaign recommends people to see their GP as soon as possible.

For more information about the campaign, click here.

Be Clear on Cancer Dr

 

 

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