Be Clear on Cancer comes to Evesham and Redditch to raise awareness of tummy troubles as possible signs of cancer

Published Friday, 24th February 2017

A Be Clear on Cancer campaign running across the Midlands, which highlights that persistent tummy troubles could be signs of cancer is coming to Evesham's Riverside on Monday 27 and Tuesday 28 February.

It then moves to the Kingfisher Centre in Redditch on Wednesday March 1 and Thursday March 2.

The campaign encourages people who have been suffering from diarrhoea, bloating, discomfort or anything else that just doesn’t feel right in the tummy area for three weeks or more to see their doctor.

Persistent tummy troubles can be signs of a number of cancers, including bowel cancer or ovarian cancer, but people who suffer from them may be reluctant to visit their GP; they may be embarrassed about their symptoms, or concerned that they might be wasting their doctor’s time, or they may just put their tummy troubles down to getting older.

Cllr John Smith, cabinet member for Health and Well-being said: "While it’s probably nothing serious, any of these symptoms could be a sign of something that needs treatment. If it is cancer, finding it early makes it more treatable. We are supporting this campaign in our area to make sure everyone is aware of the signs and what to do."

For further information search ‘Be Clear on Cancer’ on line or visit www.nhs.uk/be-clear-on-cancer