Knowsley is Taking Control in 2015

Published on: Thursday, 08-January-2015

The Take Control team will return to Knowsley next week helping to raise awareness of the importance of getting checked out straight away if you spot any of the signs of cancer.

The team will be touring the borough providing residents with information about the
symptoms of the disease.

There are four key signs to look for; unexplained bleeds, unexplained weight loss, an unexplained lump or a cough lasting three weeks or more.

Take Control is Knowsley’s public health campaign promoting the importance of early detection, as finding cancer early can really improve the chances of treatment being successful. 

The team will be encouraging local people to pledge their support for the campaign and inviting them to have their photograph taken within the Take Control picture frame. The images will then be featured on the campaign’s social media sites to help raise awareness and spread the word via people’s friends and family.

The Take Control team will be visiting the following parts of the borough this month:

Monday 12 January, Huyton town centre
Thursday 15 January, Kirkby
Saturday 17 January, Prescot
Monday 19 January, Halewood
Wednesday 21 January, Stockbridge
Saturday 24 January, Huyton town centre

Matthew Ashton, Director of Public Health in Knowsley, said:

“It’s really important that people understand what a difference early detection can make. Finding cancer early really improves the chances of treatment being successful. Many people now go on to make a full recovery from the disease and continue to lead the full life they led before diagnosis.”

For more information visit www.knowsley.gov.uk/TakeControl or like TakeControlKnow on Facebook or follow TakeControlKnow on Twitter.