25th Oct, 2016

Residents are being urged to attend their screening appointments to catch cancer sooner

Aisling Kiely 26th Sep, 2016 Updated: 21st Oct, 2016

“DON’T let cancer catch you out” That’s the message to Solihull residents as part of a campaign to encourage people to attend their cancer screening appointments.

The national screening programme, which enables people to get screened for cervical, breast and bowel cancer, has been set up catch and treat the disease sooner.

Solihull Council and Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) have also teamed up with GP practices across the borough to raise awareness.

Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Health, Coun Karen Grinsell said: “Cancer screening saves lives and we would like to impress upon people the importance of attending their invitations for tests.

“We understand that some people may worry about having a test, but we would like to say to these people – don’t just ignore your invitation.

“Talk through any concerns you have with your GP and remember; early diagnosis makes treatment more likely to succeed and in some cases prevent cancer from developing altogether.”

For more information, visit solihull.mylifeportal.co.uk/cancerscreening