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Spotting cancer early saves lives

Tower Hamlets

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The Tower Hamlets Council public health team worked with local health and social care partners to promote early diagnosis of cancer. 

The Tower Hamlets 'small c' campaign aimed to increase residents’ awareness of cancer symptoms and the importance of seeing a doctor without delay if they notice changes that could be cancer symptoms.

Community engagement is at the heart of the campaign. Trained staff and volunteers spoke to Tower Hamlets residents in small groups and having one-to-one conversations across the community. Residents were encouraged to share potentially life-saving information with friends and loved ones, extending the reach of the campaign.

Age UK Tower Hamlets, the Bromley by Bow Centre, Neighbours in Poplar, Poplar Housing and Regeneration Community Association and Women’s Health and Family Services worked together across the borough, talking to people about the signs and symptoms of cancer.

Pharmacists in Tower Hamlets also promoted cancer awareness and talking to people about cancer symptoms - you can ask your local pharmacist for advice about any changes you notice.

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