Be wise on early signs of cancer
THE Grosvenor Centre is hosting a health roadshow where residents can find out more about how to spot early signs of cancer.
The Be Clear On Cancer ‘Blood in Pee’ campaign will be at the Grosvenor Centre, Macclesfield, on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 15 and 16.
Figures provided by the NHS Eastern Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) show that 41 people in the area were diagnosed with bladder cancer in 2015, while 21 people were diagnosed with kidney cancer.
Dr Mike Clark, GP with High Street Surgery, Macclesfield, said: “Early diagnosis of bladder and kidney cancer drastically increases the chances of survival.
“For those diagnosed at the earliest stage (stage 1), the likelihood of surviving five years or more can be as high as 84 per cent for kidney cancer and 77 per cent for bladder cancer.
“However, for those diagnosed at a late stage (stage 4), survival is as low as 10 per cent for kidney cancer and nine per cent for bladder cancer.
“The importance of this campaign is therefore abundantly clear, as early detection can greatly improve life expectancy and spotting signs like blood in pee is crucial to this.”