De­signer Rachel is be­hind cam­paign

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The woman be­hind the check which is pop­ping up all over Scot­land to re­mind peo­ple to get checked for can­cer is Rachel McMil­lan – a Glas­gow-based fash­ion de­signer.

Speak­ing about her in­volve­ment in #GetChecked, Rachel said: “I im­me­di­ately loved the con­cept be­hind this cam­paign.

“I wanted to help get such an im­por­tant mes­sage out there in a bold, vis­ual and cre­ative way.

“Can­cer is some­thing that touches the lives of so many, me in­cluded.

“A close fam­ily mem­ber has had breast can­cer twice, which was also the mo­ti­va­tion be­hind me get­ting in­volved.

“I hope the check acts as a re­minder to peo­ple to look more closely at their bod­ies and take time out of their busy lives to get checked if they have any con­cerns.”

Dr Paul Baughan, a GP, said: “Very of­ten when some­one is wor­ried about can­cer, it’s some­thing they put to the back of their mind, ei­ther be­cause they don’t want to face it or are wor­ried about wast­ing their doc­tor’s time.

“How­ever, tim­ing is ev­ery­thing – the ear­lier a pa­tient sees their doc­tor with their con­cerns, the quicker we can help, which could save their life. If you no­tice a change in your health, any change, phone to­day and book an ap­point­ment.

“You’re not wast­ing any­one’s time, Your GP is there to lis­ten and to help.”

Check up GP Paul Baughan

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