‘Don’t die of embarrassment’ was the message given to the Veterans in the Community meeting at Trinity Community Hub on Tuesday 31st May.
Gill Hughes from Bowel Cancer Screening Lancashire chatted to Veterans at their weekly Tuesday meeting the ‘The Street’ at Trinity Hub about the latest NHS publicity campaign for bowel screening entitled ‘don’t die of embarrassment’. The NHS campaign encourages men and women of all ages – but especially aged 60 plus – to get screened and so could act on any bowel cancer symptoms they may be experiencing before it is too late. Bowel cancer is treatable and curable if diagnosed early.
Free testing kits are sent discreetly in the post for people to test themselves and send back results for analysis. Kits are available by phoning for free 0800 707 60 60.
The Veterans In the Community ‘VIC’s group meets every Tuesday morning from 10-12am in ‘The Street’ at Trinity Community Hub.
Contact Hub Manager Carol Baird on 07581187615 for more details.