Early presentation of cancer symptoms: My job?
We all have a part to play in supporting earlier presentation of cancer symptoms.
Most of you have regular contact with friends, family members, service users, patients and clients. You can make a big difference by increasing your own awareness of cancer symptoms and screening, and using this knowledge to talk to others about the importance of earlier presentation. We will show you different ways to help depending on your role and the situation. The important message is that it fits into your everyday work and it is a small but important part of your job. My role
Perhaps your first thought is that you don’t believe that it is part of your role?
Would you think the same if you knew that you could help to save up to 10,000 lives in the UK every year, just by arming yourself with some simple information and sharing it in everyday conversation with patients, clients, friends and colleagues?
This resource will show you different ways to help depending on your role and the situation. The important message is that it fits into your everyday work and is a small but important part of your job. My role
Evidence tells us that if we increase efforts to improve earlier presentation and diagnosis of cancer, it will save lives.
We need to increase awareness of cancer symptoms, encourage uptake of NHS screening programmes and encourage people to seek help.
We know that cancer can be a difficult and emotive subject. However, the earlier presentation message is positive – and it saves lives! This resource is not about preparing for the worst, and for most of you it’s not about diagnosis.
It is designed to help you to rehearse the common symptoms of cancer, and the ways that you can share that information with others.