Be wise on early signs of can­cer

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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.”

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