Cancer Symptoms and Screening
We would like to reassure you that the NHS is open for you during the coronavirus pandemic, so if you are worried about any unusual symptoms you may be experiencing that could be cancer, please contact your doctor.
You may be offered a telephone or video consultation instead of a face-to-face one, and you will only be asked to come to your GP practice or go to a hospital if it is safe to do so. Chances are it is nothing serious, but finding cancer early makes it more treatable.
Cervical screenings are still taking place during this time, and we would like to provide reassurance that your local GP practice will be taking additional steps to keep you safe while you get your cervical screening test. Your nurse will be wearing protective clothing, such as disposable gloves, a mask and an apron.
Cancer screening for people with learning disabilities
A wonderful video on cancer screenings for people with learning disabilities has been produced which focuses on breast, bowel, and cervical cancers.
It is aimed at patients, family carers and services which support people with learning disabilities. The film shows people what cancer is, how screening helps people to get an earlier diagnosis, and how treatment and can save lives.