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