Caroline and Kendra are our Cancer Screening Champions.
Caroline says "As a cancer champion we will be available to encourage and support patients to take up the screening programmes which will help with cancer risk reduction and early diagnosis".
For information about cancer screening campaigns, see below :
Bowel Screening (written by a patient)
As I recently turned sixty, I received an invitation to take part in routine screening for bowel cancer. Not one of my best birthday gifts, and one I must admit I put off opening for a while!
The screening kit arrived in a discreet envelope through the post and contained detailed, easy to follow instructions on how to use it. I know it’s not a pleasant thought, but honestly it wasn’t difficult to get the samples and complete the screening kit. It’s all sealed up when it’s done and you send it off in the post. The results come back quickly and the big surprise is how reassured you feel knowing there is nothing to worry about.
I get to repeat the screening every 2 years so I know bowel cancer is less likely to creep up on me.
Cervical Screening Awareness
'The Smear Test Film' is a health education film resource for women eligible for cervical screening (smear tests) who have mild and moderate learning disabilities.