One of the major causes of death in Stockport is Cancer.
Cancer and Heart Disease account for two thirds of our deaths in Stockport.
We could prevent a large number of these early deaths by making the right lifestyle choices. Stopping smoking, reducing alcohol intake and having a more active life could drastically reduce our risk of cancer.
To find out more about the support that is available to you in Stockport on making a lifestyle change click here.
More and more men and women are surviving cancer. When cancers are found early, treatment is often simpler and more likely to be successful. Finding cancer early can make a difference. What can I do? Be aware of what is normal for you and if you notice anything usual, go and see your doctor as soon as possible. Take up the offer of cancer screening.
- Bowel Cancer Screening Programme: for men and women aged 60 and over. For more information on our local programme visit: www.bowelscreening.org
- Breast Screening Programme: for women aged 47 and over. For more information regarding our local programme visit: www.secbss.nhs.uk
- Cervical Screening Programme: for women aged 25 to 64
For more information regarding any of these programmes visit www.cancerscreening.nhs.uk
Cancer Services in Stockport
Generally you will be referred by your GP to hospital for further investigation if you have symptoms that might indicate cancer. Cancer can be difficult for your GP to spot because it can have the same symptoms as other common diseases and being referred to a specialist doesn’t always mean you have cancer.
Patients and Carers Together (PACT) Leaflet
A help guide for cancer patients and carers in the Stockport area: