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If you have symptoms that are concerning you and you can’t explain, contact
your GP for advice.
This includes symptoms that are unexplained and persistent, such as:
 Lumps
 Weight loss
 Blood in your poo or pee
 A change of bowel habit
 Extreme tiredness
 Unexplained pain
 Coughs that have lasted over 3 weeks, especially if you have ever smoked.
These can occasionally sometimes be symptoms of cancer and it is important
to discuss them with your GP if you are worried.
For more info, visit: https://www.nhs.uk/be-clear-on-cancer

Cancer Screening Services

NHS Cervical Cancer Screening Programme

The NHS Programme aims to reduce the number of women who develop invasive cervical cancer and the number of women who die from it. It does this by regularly screening all women at risk so that conditions which might otherwise develop into invasive cancer can be identified and treated.  The screening is a method of preventing cancer by detecting and treating early abnormalities which, if left untreated, could lead to cancer in a woman's cervix (the neck of the womb).  

The screening intervals are:

Age group (years)  

Frequency of screening

25

First invitation

25 - 49

3 yearly

50 - 64

5 yearly

65+

Only those women who have not been screened since age 50 or have had recent abnormal tests

Our Practice Nurses will carry out the cervical screening test (also known as a smear test) here at the surgery.  

Please click on the below link to take you to the NHS Cervical Screening website for more information:

http://www.cancerscreening.nhs.uk/cervical/

Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust, a charity dedicated dedicated to women affected by cervical cancer and cervical abnormalities, has provided a number of new resources for healthcare professionals.

 The charity’s short film, ‘Your Guide to Cervical Smearing,’ is now available in the following languages:

    •  Arabic
    •  Bengali (standard)
    •  Bengali (sylheti)
    •  Chinese (mandarin)
    •  Hindi
    •  Polish
    •  Tamil
    •  Urdu

The aim is to ensure that more women can access information to help them understand the role of cervical screening in preventing cervical cancer.  All translated versions can be downloaded for free to be used with patients.  To find out more about the film and download your chosen language, go to:

https://www.jostrust.org.uk/about-cervical-cancer/cervical-screening-smear-test-and-abnormal-cells/film-your-guide-cervical.

NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme

Bowel cancer screening aims to detect bowel cancer at an early stage (in people with no symptoms), when treatment is more likely to be effective.

The screening can also detect polyps, these are not cancers but may develop into cancers over time. They can easily be removed, reducing the risk of bowel cancer developing.

The NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme offers screening every two years to all men and women aged 60 to 69, and will be extended to age 74. The screening programme will send you out a screening kit, so you can do the test at home.

The screening kit provides a simple way for you to collect small samples of stools of your bowel motions in the privacy of your own home. You may think that doing the test sounds a bit embarrassing or unpleasant, but it will only take a few minutes and it is an effective way to detect bowel cancer.

Please click on the below link to take you to the NHS Cervical Screening website for more information:

http://www.cancerscreening.nhs.uk/bowel/index.html

NHS Breast Screening Programme

The NHS Breast Screening Programme provides free breast screening every three years for all women aged 50 and over. The programme is a rolling one which invites women from GP practices in turn, so not every woman wil receive an invitation as soon as she is 50 but she will receive her first invitation before her 53rd birthday. 

The programme is now phasing in an extension of the age range of women eligible for breast screening to those aged 47 to 73. This started in 2010 and is expected to be complete by 2016.

Breast screening is a method of detecting breast cancer at a very early stage. The first step involves an x-ray of each breast - a mammogram - which is taken while carefully compressing the breast. Most women find it a bit uncomfortable and a few find it painful. The mammogram can detect small changes in breast tissue which may indicate cancers which are too small to be felt either by the woman herself or by a doctor.

Please click on the below link to take you to the NHS Cervical Screening website for more information:

http://www.cancerscreening.nhs.uk/breastscreen/index.html

NHS AAA (Abdominal Aortic Anuerysm) Screening Programme

  • Men aged 65 and over are eligible for AAA screening
  • The NHS invites men for AAA screening during the year they turn 65
  • Men over 65 who have not been screened previously can arrange a screening appointment by contacting their local programme directly (see information below)
  • Screening involves an ultrasound scan that takes around 10 minutes
  • The NHS AAA Screening Programme aims to reduce deaths from ruptured AAA amongst men aged 65 and over by up to 50%

Greater Manchester AAA Screening Programme

Address: AAA Screening Office, Vascular Studies Unit, University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust, Wythenshawe Hospital, Southmoor Road, Wythenshawe, Manchester M23 9LT

Telephone: 0161 291 5716

Website: http://www.gmpublichealthpracticeunit.nhs.uk/aaa-screening/  

Please click on the below link to take you to the NHS Cervical Screening website for more information:

http://aaa.screening.nhs.uk/public

 
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