Don’t let fear of catching coronavirus mean that your cancer or other serious illness gets missed while it’s curable!
Many types of cancer or serious illness are straightforward to treat and cure if you catch them early, but since the beginning of the outbreak of Covid-19, there has been a big drop in the number of people who are going to their GP with signs of important illness. If you are tempted to stay at home and wait until the Covid crisis is over to get your symptoms checked out, please think again, and make an appointment to talk to a GP about any worrying concerns, such as any persistent unexplained bruising, persistent vomiting, weight loss or persistent fevers, lumps, moles which are changing, difficulty swallowing your food, persistent cough ( more than 3 weeks), post-menopausal bleeding, persistent change in your bowels towards looseness that continues for more than 3 weeks, or blood in your poo (for more than 2 weeks) or pee . There is a real risk that, if left unchecked, any cancer or other serious condition present could grow and spread, making it much more difficult to treat successfully. At Nightingale Valley Practice we can arrange many of the tests you might need over the phone, and if we do need to see you in person, we have strict infection control procedures designed for your safety, which minimise the chances of anyone who comes to the surgery catching Covid-19.
Don’t let Covid-19 reduce your chances of a successful cure from cancer or other serious conditions – help catch these early by making an appointment with your GP if you have any worrying symptoms.
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