Doncaster Rovers set to show red card to cancer

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Health staff will be blowing the whistle on cancer at today’s Doncaster Rovers match.

The home game against local rivals Barnsley will see health staff from Doncaster’s Living Well Information Service, run by Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH), giving out advice on the signs and symptoms of lung cancer.

The event is part of the Be Clear on Cancer campaign.

Lung cancer is one of the most common and serious types of cancer and over 41,000 people are diagnosed with the condition every year in the UK.

There are usually no signs or symptoms in the early stages of lung cancer, but many people with the condition will eventually develop symptoms including:

* a persistent cough

* coughing up blood

* persistent breathlessness

* unexplained tiredness and weight loss

* an ache or pain when breathing or coughing

Joanne O’Marr, of RDaSH’s Living Well Information Service, which works hand in hand with the charity Macmillan, said: “Staff will be on hand to talk to football fans about their health and to promote the signs and symptoms of cancer. “If you have any symptoms you should always go to see your GP.

“Our staff can also advise on how to deal with cancer diagnosis and much more, so if you’re heading to the game and have any questions about cancer, pop over and see them.”

You can follow the Living Well Cancer information and Support Service, which is provided by Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH) on Twitter @Info_StJohns