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Cancer campaign comes to Castle Mall to raise awareness of symptoms

PUBLISHED: 11:36 04 July 2017 | UPDATED: 11:36 04 July 2017

The Be Clear On Cancer Roadshow in action. Photo: Public Health England

The Be Clear On Cancer Roadshow in action. Photo: Public Health England

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Persistent cough? Breathlessness? A cancer roadshow is coming to Norwich - and they want you to be aware of signs and symptoms that could indicate the disease.

The Be Clear on Cancer Roadshow will be at Castle Mall on Wednesday, July 5, and Thursday, July 6.

The roadshow is part of a campaign by Public Health England (PHE), and aims to raise awareness of the signs of heart and lung disease and lung cancer and to encourage those with symptoms to visit the doctor. Finding these conditions early makes them more treatable.

Barbara Paterson, deputy director of health and wellbeing at PHE East of England, said: “A persistent cough or becoming breathless doing things you used to be able to do, could be a sign of something serious. It’s important to visit your GP – you won’t be wasting anyone’s time.”

For more information about the symptoms visit: www.nhs.uk/beclearoncancer.

Schedule

The Be Clear on Cancer roadshow is touring the country and will be in the East of England on the following dates:

Monday 3rd July – Tuesday 4th July: Peterborough, Basildon

Wednesday 5th July – Thursday 6th July: Norwich

Friday 7th July – Saturday 8th July: Newmarket

Wednesday 19th July – Thursday 20th July: Hemel Hempstead

Symptoms

The campaign recommends that you visit your doctor if you get out of breath doing normal activities, including:

Vacuuming

Mowing the lawn

Walking at a normal pace

Moving from the sofa to make a cup of tea

Dressing and undressing yourself

Climbing a short flight of stairs

The campaign also encourages people to see their doctor if they have the following symptoms as these can also be signs of heart or lung disease (including lung cancer):

A cough that has got worse or changes

Frequent chest infections

Coughing up blood

Chest pain or shoulder pain

Wheezing

Feeling more tired than usual for some time

Losing weight for no obvious reason

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