Cancer Prevention

Find out how to stop cervical cancer before it starts

Cervical screening could prevent 83% of cervical cancer. 2,600 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer in England each year and 690 women die from the disease.  If women attended cervical screening regularly most of these lives could be saved.  Screening already saves 5,000 lives every year but 1 in 4 women in the UK do not keep their screening appointments.  

We want to encourage all women aged 25 to 64 to accept screening invitations, please contact your GP surgery if you have missed this life saving appointment.

Prostate cancer awareness month

1 in every 4 cancers diagnosed in men are prostate cancer. It is the most common cancer affecting men in the UK.  Survival rates have tripled in the last 40 years. 1 in 8 men in the UK will get prostate cancer. Cobalt want to encourage men to go to their GP if they ever have any of these changes:

Having to rush to the toilet to pass urine

Passing urine more often than usual, especially at night

Difficulty passing urine, including stopping and starting

Feeling your bladder is not completely empty

Less serious diseases more likely cause these symptoms but if it is prostate cancer, early diagnosis can result in successful treatment.

Ovarian Cancer awareness month

Do you know the symptoms of ovarian cancer?

Do your friends and family?

Help to raise awareness - start making a noise and spread the word of these symptoms:

Bloated tummy

Need to wee more

Tummy pain

Always feeling full

If you need help to talk to your GP about symptoms download the 10 top tips from Target Ovarian Cancer and Macmillan Cancer Support.