This November, the NHS in England takes the ‘Bus-ting Cancer Tour’ to brand new locations with NHS staff in a specially designed bus travelling across the country to encourage people who are worried about a cancer symptom to contact their GP practice.
Part of the NHS Help Us, Help You campaign, the bus is visiting towns and cities across the UK with some of the lowest early diagnosis rates. It will arrive in Basildon on Thursday 30 November at Market Square, Westgate.
The tour aims to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of cancer and to encourage people to contact their GP practice if they notice something in their body that doesn’t feel right, because finding cancer early makes it more treatable and can save lives.
Health professionals are on hand at each stop to share further information and help people without a GP practice to sign up to their local service
It’s important that if you are worried about a symptom that could be cancer, to contact your GP practice. To rule out cancer, your GP may refer you for tests. Whatever the result, your NHS is here for you.
For more information on cancer signs and symptoms, visit:NHS cancer symptoms