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Dominic Littlewood urges folks to get checked for most cancers signs



TV presenter Dominic Littlewood has urged folks to get checked for potential most cancers signs – saying he was “again on my bike dwelling an nearly regular life” 4 days after surgical procedure for prostate most cancers.

The Faux Britain and Cowboy Builders presenter has joined an NHS marketing campaign to boost consciousness of urological and stomach signs that may very well be indicators of most cancers.

It comes as a brand new ballot discovered a big variety of English adults are unaware of the signs of urological and stomach cancers.



After I was 47, I found that I had prostate most cancers however I used to be fortunate as a result of I caught it early. I had an operation on a Monday and by Friday, I used to be out of hospital and again on my bike dwelling an nearly regular life

Dominic Littlewood

The ballot of two,000 English adults discovered:

– 30% have been unaware needing to pee extra urgently may very well be an indication.

– Greater than 1 / 4 (28%) of individuals have been unaware feeling bloated for 3 weeks or extra may very well be a symptom.

– Some 25% have been unaware diarrhoea for 3 weeks or extra could also be an indication.

– Greater than a 3rd couldn’t establish blood in pee or blood in poo as typical signs of bladder and bowel most cancers; and

– Some 81% have been in a position to establish discomfort within the tummy space may very well be an indication of urological or stomach most cancers.

The Assist Us, Assist You marketing campaign urges folks to go to their GP to get checked if they’ve signs of illness.

Littlewood stated: “After I was 47, I found that I had prostate most cancers however I used to be fortunate as a result of I caught it early.

“I had an operation on a Monday and by Friday I used to be out of hospital and again on my bike dwelling an nearly regular life.

“To anyone on the market who is simply too embarrassed to go and see their physician about potential signs, I might actually urge you to contact your GP follow.

“Hopefully your signs are nothing critical however whether it is most cancers, the sooner it’s discovered the higher.”

TV medical doctors Dr Hilary Jones and Dr Anisha Patel are additionally backing the marketing campaign.

Chiara De Biase, from Prostate Cancer UK, stated: “Prostate most cancers is the commonest most cancers in males, however the pandemic meant 1000’s of males didn’t come ahead for prognosis and may very well be lacking out on life-saving therapy.

“It’s nice to see extra being completed to boost consciousness, nevertheless it’s massively vital to keep in mind that most males with early stage prostate most cancers don’t have any signs in any respect.

“It means you may’t wait till signs develop earlier than you are taking motion, which is why Prostate Most cancers UK has developed a 30-second danger checker – it’s designed to assist males perceive their danger components and what motion they will take, no matter signs.”

Dame Cally Palmer, nationwide most cancers director for the NHS in England, stated: “We’re very grateful to Dominic Littlewood for supporting our marketing campaign to assist elevate consciousness of urological and stomach cancers – it’s so vital that folks know in regards to the signs and are available ahead for checks if they’re apprehensive.

“Lives are saved when cancers are caught early and whereas document numbers are being referred by GPs for exams, we should proceed our drive to get anybody with signs akin to needing to wee urgently, bloating or diarrhoea for 3 weeks or extra – to get checked directly, it could save your life.”

The charity has urged males to examine their danger utilizing its on-line danger checker at prostatecanceruk.org/riskcheck  

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