Cancer - West Essex

Cancer Screening 

cancer screening timeline
Cancer screening

The NHS run three cancer screening programmes - breast, bowel and cervical screening.  They are one of the best ways of finding signs of cancer early, so that they are more treatable.  We'll help you understand what screening you are entitled to.

breast screening nhs.jpg
Breast Screening

Regular breast screening is one of the best ways to spot a cancer that is too small to feel or see.  It saves around 1,300 lives each year in the UK.  

Group of Women
Cervical screening 

With cervical screening saving so many lives each year, we're taking a closer look at who should be attending and what they need to do, to make sure they're not missing this vital test. 

Cancer and early detection 

cancer cells.jpg
What is Cancer?

1 in 2 people will develop some form of cancer during their lifetime but it's a subject no one likes to talk about.  We explain what it is and how you can help protect yourself from developing cancer.

Cancer Symptoms

Do you know what to look out for?  Knowing the signs, can help you detect cancer early.  The earlier we diagnose cancer the easier it is to treat.

Web banner homepage.jpg
Cervical Screening Campaign

We want our population to have the opportunity of enjoy happier and healthier lives, that's why we launched "You Go Girl" a campaign dedicated to increasing awareness and uptake of cervical screening in west Essex.

gyncancer_5main-100 5 cancers.jpg
Gynae Cancers

This section highlights information specific to gynaecologic cancer, including a useful know the symptoms video.

Cancer Support

Cancer - Local Support

It's likely you or someone you know will be touched by cancer at some point in their lives.  Whenever you need support, we're here for you.  

nhs rainbow pah.png
Cancer & COVID

COVID-19 has impacted our lives in so many ways, and unfortunately cancer is no exception.  We want to reassure you that when it comes to the NHS and cancer, we are still here for you, just as we always have been.

poster eventbrite.jpg
Cancer Conference

An event created by cancer patients for those on their own cancer journey. The current conference feedback action report provides the patient feedback and our action plan.

all awareness ribbons.jpg
Cancer Awareness Events

Throughout the year, different types of cancer are brought to our attention through national and international awareness campaigns.  Here we've collated all of the main events in one place.

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.  There are lots of ways to get involved.