Take Control of cancer in Knowsley

Published on: Monday, 16-March-2015

The Take Control team will return to Knowsley today (Monday 16 March) helping to raise awareness of the importance of getting checked out straight away if you spot any possible signs of cancer.

The team will be in Stockbridge Village on Monday, Prescot on Thursday and Kirkby on Saturday, providing residents with information about the symptoms of cancer.

Although symptoms can vary there are four key signs to look for; unexplained weight loss, bleeding, a lump or a cough lasting more than three weeks.

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 ‘selfie’ 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.

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

“It’s really important that people understand what a difference it can make finding cancer in its early stages. The sooner the disease is detected the better the chances of a successful treatment.

“I would urge anyone who has unusual or unexplained symptoms to make an appointment to get checked out straight away. It might not be what you think and could save you worrying.”

If you’d like to find out more about the campaign or any of the symptoms of cancer please visit www.knowsley.gov.uk/TakeControl.

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