Help out and beat cancer

HEALTH bosses have launched a campaign encouraging Thorne and District folk to work together to reduce the number of

cancer deaths.

NHS Doncaster wants people to become communtiy champions to spread the word and raise awareness of the early symptoms of the three main types of the disease -lung, bowel and breast cancer.

Champions will also encourage people with symptoms to visit their GP as soon as possible as early detection siginificantly improves the chances of survival.

Dr Rupert Suckling, deputy director of public health for NHS Doncaster, said: “Although the number of cancer deaths has fallen

over the past ten years, they are still above the national average. We want to improve survival rates as much as we can.

“Research shows that men in particular are put off visiting their doctor with any suspected symptoms, because of fear of what may be found or difficulties in getting to an appointment.”

To becomea community champion call 0161 235 8455 or email