Early detection of cancer campaign targets men

Inspector Andy McFarlane with RDaSH cancer integrated information service members Yasmin McMath (left) and Joanne O'Marr (right).
Inspector Andy McFarlane with RDaSH cancer integrated information service members Yasmin McMath (left) and Joanne O'Marr (right).

A HEALTH drive has been launched to improve early diagnosis of cancer among men in the borough.

Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust will have a stand at the Frenchgate Interchange on September 30 offering advice to men on cancer prevention, screening and the importance of early diagnosis.

Health workers recently visited Doncaster police station in College Road as part of a cancer information clinic which offered preventative advice as well as support to people affected by the disease.

The activities have been organised as part of Blue September, a nationwide awareness and fundraising initiative about all cancers that affect men – not just prostate and testicular cancer, but also bowel, lung, liver and other forms of the disease.

Joanne O’Marr, of Macmillan Cancer Support is backing the scheme.

She said: “Cancer awareness among males generally tends to be low.”