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"Don't put it off - get it checked"

Northamptonshire doctors urge people not to ignore signs of potential cancer as local referral numbers fall.

During the Coronavirus crisis people with symptoms of cancer are still able to quickly access the help they need.
Dr Azhar Ali, GP Clinical Lead at Northamptonshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) said:
"Understandably, many people will have concerns about coronavirus and some might feel like they don't want to be a burden on our healthcare system during this period of national emergency – but we want to reassure people that the NHS in Northamptonshire is still very much here for all those who need it.
"Anyone who is worried they might have cancer should contact their GP without delay, because the longer they leave it, the higher the risk the cancer will spread and make treatment much more complicated. So don't put it off – get it checked."
In many cases, the symptoms will not be related to cancer and will be caused by other, non-cancerous health conditions. In the event of a cancer diagnosis, clinicians will discuss with their patients the benefits of starting cancer treatment against the increased risks from contracting coronavirus, based on their individual circumstances.
For further information please visit www.nhs.uk/cancer

Posted: Tue, 12 May 2020 09:32 by Samantha Hosking

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