Cancer is a disease where cells in a particular part of the body grow uncontrollably. These cells can invade and destroy surrounding healthy areas. Cancer sometimes begins in one part of the body before spreading to other parts.

People have a better chance of their treatment working well if that treatment starts early. Speak to your doctor straight away if you have any worries about cancer. Do not wait.

NHS – information about cancer

NHS Symptom Checker

Macmillan Cancer Support

Macmillan Cancer Support – check signs and symptoms of cancer

Macmillan Cancer Support – cancer information leaflets in different languages


Cancer Support Services

NHS – find cancer support services in Brent

Macmillan Cancer Support – find cancer support services in Brent


Reduce Your Risk

Protect yourself from getting seriously ill with cancer by:

  • stopping smoking
  • eating healthy food
  • keeping fit
  • drinking less alcohol
  • protecting your skin from the sun
  • getting to know your own body so you can check for changes like lumps, unexplained bleeding, changes to moles or marks on your skin
  • talking to your doctor about any worries you have about cancer as soon as you can


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