We urge you to talk to your GP if you notice any unexplained changes to your body, such as the sudden appearance of a lump, blood in your urine or a change to your usual bowel habits.
We are pleased that survival rates for cancer are improving and the number of deaths as a result of cancer has decreased, as more people live with cancer as a long-tern condition. However, cancer is still one of the main causes of death in Bromley (approximately one person in three dies as a result of cancer). The number of people with cancer continues to rise. Too many people are diagnosed late, which affects survival. The advice is therefore to get tested early, so please do not delay in visiting your GP if you have any concerns.
We need to make sure that all patients with suspected cancer are seen and treated within nationally agreed timescales and receive the very best treatment that is available.