During the first lockdown I had a change of bowel habit, which was unusual for me, constant loose motions for weeks. I contacted my GP who sent me for a colonoscopy, I was not thinking it could be anything than a bit of something and nothing. It showed a polyp
People in South Leeds who have been sent an NHS bowel cancer screening home test kit are being urged to complete the test. GP and the NHS region’s Medical Director for Primary Care Dr Faisel Baig says just a tiny sample detects signs of cancer before you notice anything wrong.
I am a community Screening and Awareness coordinator for the Cancer Wise Leeds project. I work alongside GP Practices and organisations in different communities of south Leeds to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of cancer and to help improve the uptake of bowel, breast and cervical screenings. Screening
City View Medical Practice in Beeston has been praised for innovative approaches to patient care at NHS Leeds South and East Clinical Commissioning Group’s annual general meeting. The practice has a bowel cancer champion, Clare Dean, who has used a wide variety of approaches to encourage more patients aged 60-74
Yorkshire’s best loved poet, the Bard of Barnsley Ian McMillan, is backing a Leeds bowel cancer campaign – with poetry about poo. Ian is helping raise awareness among 60-74 year-olds about the importance of taking the NHS bowel cancer screening test for Bowel Cancer Awareness Month in April. He has
With nearly half the people in Leeds (44%) ignoring their bowel cancer screening tests, the NHS and Public Health, Leeds City Council have launched a new initiative to encourage more people in the city to take this simple health check that can save lives. Currently all 60-74-year-olds receive the bowel
In the UK, someone is diagnosed with bowel cancer every 15 minutes. In fact, it is the second biggest cause of cancer death. In South Leeds, unfortunately there are more people with bowel cancer than the UK average, but not enough people are taking up the free screening which detects