Today was the first session of our new project . the project funded by NHS England will be looking at ‘Red Flag’ symptoms of cancer. These are the sign to look out for as they might be a warning that you may have cancer.
We have been asked to do this project because studies show that people with learning disabilities are at a higher risk of dying earlier than they should as a result of undiagnosed cancers.
This project will help people with learning disabilities to understand their bodies and to help them to know when there is a change that they need to see a doctor.
We will be meeting weekly on a Wednesday to look at all of the different types cancer and their symptoms to identify the most important and then we will be putting together a roadshow. We will be visiting groups across Cheshire West and Merseyside to share what we have learned.
We will be meeting with health professionals who will help us and looking at some cancer booklets.
Keep a look out on our website for more information.
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