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COVID BOOSTERS - Please do not contact the surgery, we will contact patients. For queries call 07535697626 (phone not manned - leave message).

FOR MORE COVID VACCINE UPDATES, VISIT:  https://stevenagesouthpcn.gpweb.org.uk/covid-19-vaccine-updates

FLU SEASON - IF YOU ARE ELIGLBE FOR A FREE FLU VACCINATION, PLEASE CALL NOW TO BOOK YOUR APPOINTMENT. TO SEE IF YOU ARE ELIGILBE, CLICK HERE:

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/flu-influenza-vaccine/

PLEASE SEE THE COVID-19 TAB ON THE RIGHT HAND SIDE FOR CORONAVIRUS RELATED INFORMATION.

Cancer Awareness

BOWEL CANCER SCREENING

All men and women aged 60 to 74 who are registered with a GP in England are automatically sent a bowel cancer screening kit every 2 years. If you're 75 or over, you can ask for a kit every 2 years by phoning the free bowel cancer screening helpline on 0800 707 60 60.There are detailed instructions with each kit - you can read the kit instructions by clicking on the following link:-

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/bowel-cancer-screening-kit-how-to-use

 

Bowel cancer screening could save around 2,000 lives in the UK per year by 2025, reducing the bowel cancer mortality rate by 12-15% in females and 13-17% in males.

BREAST SCREENING

Breast Screening is offered 3 year to all women aged 50-70.

For more information, call 01582 597599

For more information please click on the link below:-

https://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/breast-cancer-screening/what-happens/

 

20-year Outcomes for Women With and Without Breast Screening, Estimates per 1,000 Women, UK

Estimated 20-year outcomes per 1,000 UK women

No breast screening

With breast screening

Deaths from breast cancer

21

16

Lives saved by breast screening

0

5

Women treated for breast cancer and survived

37

59

Breast cancer present but not diagnosed, with no ill effects

17

0

Breast cancer overdiagnosed due to screening

0

17

CERVICAL SCREENING

Cervical Screening is offered at our surgery to women aged 25-64.  It is offered every 3 years for those aged 26-49 and every 5 years for those aged 50-64.

To book your screening, call 01438 31130

At least 2,000 cervical cancer deaths are prevented in the UK each year through screening.

Cervical cancer 3-year relative survival is higher among people diagnosed via screening than those diagnosed via any other route.

Screened women in the UK aged 35-64 have a 60-80% lower risk of being diagnosed with cervical cancer in the five years following their screening, compared with unscreened women.

USEFUL LINKS:

https://www.macmillan.org.uk/cancer-information-and-support

https://www.cancerresearchuk.org/health-professional/cancer-screening-and-diagnosis-statistics#heading-Thirteen

CANCER AWARENESS WEBINARS & EVENTS

The surgery holds internal cancer awareness weeks and regular webinars – these are arranged by our Patient Participation Group.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ATTEND ANY OF THESE WEBINARS OR WOULD LIKE FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:

Mandy Preedy | mandypreedy@hotmail.com | 07366389425

Below you can see two members of our Patient Participation Group on Skin Cancer Awareness Week:

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