Wednesday 19th August 2020

In support of NHS England’s ‘Help us to help you’ campaign, a programme that encourages the public to contact the heath service if they have suspected cancer symptoms, Chris Farrell, Deputy Director of Services for Teenage Cancer Trust, said

“Every day around seven young people aged 13-24 are diagnosed with cancer in the UK. And whilst rare, cancer is the leading cause of death from disease in 13-24 year olds. However, with early diagnosis, lives can be saved and the risk of developing other serious complications is reduced. But as the coronavirus pandemic continues, we’re concerned that young people aren’t coming forward with concerns.

“If you notice any new lumps, bumps or swellings, experience unexplained tiredness, changes to moles, persistent pain or see a significant change in your weight, contact your doctor. The NHS is here to help and it’s always best to check.”

Young people can familiarise themselves with the common signs and symptoms of cancer here: https://www.teenagecancertrust.org/advice/common-cancer-warning-signs