Catch up Q&A video - “Don’t delay getting cancer symptoms checked out”

This was the message, loud and clear, from our expert panel at our latest live Q&A event.
Screen shot from our online event about cancer care and awareness
Watch the recording of our online event.
“Even during the worst days of the first lock down, at no point was our lung cancer service closed….our doors will always be open.”
— Zaheer Mangera, ​respiratory consultant and lung cancer lead, North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust talking about how lung patients are being treated and diagnosed by his team.
“you must not wait for COVID to die down before seeking help…if we catch tumours early we can cure them. If we see the patient late, then our chances of being able to cure the tumour is much reduced.”
— Andrew Millar, consultant gastroenterologist and hepatologist, North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust talking about why it is so important to get symptoms checked out as soon as possible.
“It’s important to be aware of any unexplained changes to your body, such as blood in your pee or poo, a lump, persistent bloating or pain that does not go away.”
— Dr Nikika Silhi, Enfield Macmillan Cancer GP talking about how to recognise early signs and symptoms of cancer.
"All cancer screening services restarted in June…"
— Fanta Bojang, programme manager for prevention, awareness and screening, North Central London Cancer Alliance, talking about the three national screening programmes.

We hosted an online event with the North Central London Cancer Alliance with lead consultants from Cancer Services at North Middlesex University Trust and representatives from Macmillan Cancer Services.

You asked lots of questions relating to cancer, about how to spot signs, manage lifestyles and how services are working during lock down. Our expert panel responded to these concerns. 

With permission from all the people involved, above is the recording of the event for those of you that were unable to join us and wanted to hear the answers to the questions asked. 

We run lots of live Q&A sessions on different health and social care topics, often with a panel of experts from Enfield GP or hospital services, such as North Middlesex, Chase Farm Royal Free Hospital and Barnet, Enfield & Haringey - Mental Health Trust to name a few. Here is a link to our other most recent session we held about the Flu vaccine.

Catch up on our flu vaccine event

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