Cancer: Health Education

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 1st December 2020.

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Photo of Martyn Day Martyn Day Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Public Health and Primary Care)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to increase public awareness of (a) sarcoma and (b) other less common cancers.

Photo of Jo Churchill Jo Churchill The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

Public Health England in partnership with NHS England and NHS Improvement, launched a new cancer campaign in October 2020 encouraging people aged over 50 who are experiencing persistent symptoms which are indicative of a broad range of cancers to contact their general practitioner. Campaign resources are available to view at the following link:

https://campaignresources.phe.gov.uk/resources/campaigns/113-help-us

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