Cancer awareness drive takes to the road

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Staff from a Doncaster information centre will be at several venues across the borough this month raising awarness about bowel and male cancers.

Members of staff from St John’s Information Service, based at Tickhill Road Hospital, which is part of Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH), will be at a number of venues starting with the Macmillan bus on Clock Corner on April 3 brween 11am and 2pm.

In England, bowel cancer is the third most common type of cancer.

In 2009, there were 41,142 new cases of bowel cancer registered in the UK.

Of these 18,431 cases were diagnosed in women and 22,711 cases were diagnosed in men.

Symptoms of bowel cancer include blood in your poo, an unexplained change in your bowel habits, such as prolonged diarrhoea or constipation, and unexplained weight loss.

A spokesman for St John’s Information Service said: “The advice is if you have any concerns about your health, go to see your GP. The quicker you act, the better.”

The team will be in the following locations during April:

· April 4 between 11am and 2pm - on the Macmillan Bus in Mexborough High Street.

· April 16 between 10.30am and 12.30pm – The Flying Scotsman Centre, Doncaster town centre.

· April 29 between 10am and 3pm – The Flying Scotsman Centre, Doncaster town centre.