Red Flag Cancer Signs

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-12-17
Session date: 
December 17, 2014
Reference: 
2014/5166
Question By: 
Victoria Borwick
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Following the recent study funded by Cancer Research UK, which found that many Londoners are dismissing 'red flag' cancer signs, would you encourage Public Health England to raise awareness of this issue in order to improve cancer outcomes?

Answer

Answer for Red Flag Cancer Signs

Answer for Red Flag Cancer Signs

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Public Health England (PHE) has led a series of 'Be Clear on Cancer Campaigns' which has published lists of 'red flag' symptoms to raise awareness about cancer and encourage people to see their GPs early. 

In addition PHE do a wide range of work to reduce the chances of people developing cancer at all.

I fully encourage and support Public Health England to continue their work on raising awareness about cancer symptoms.