Crewkerne Pharmacy Supports Blood in Pee Campaign

(Posted on 05/02/16)

Crewkerne Pharmacy Supports Blood in Pee Campaign

Did you know that blood in your pee could be a sign of bladder or kidney cancer?  The NHS’s Be Clear on Cancer campaign is focusing on bladder and kidney cancer throughout February and March and are urging you to visit your GP if you notice blood in your pee, even if you only see it once.  “It’s likely to be nothing serious,” said Andy McKee, Pharmacy Manager at Crewkerne Pharmacy, “but if it is cancer, the earlier you find out the more treatable it makes it.”

Each year in England around 17,450 people are diagnosed with bladder or kidney cancer and whilst these cancers can affect people of all ages, they are most common in those over 50.

“There are other symptoms to consider, but you won’t be wasting anyone’s time by getting checked out as soon as you notice this sign,” said Andy.  “And remember there are many things you can do to help reduce your chances of getting bladder or kidney cancer, such as giving up smoking, maintaining a healthy weight, keeping active and eating healthily!”

The team at Crewkerne Pharmacy can help and support you to make healthy lifestyle choices for you and your family.  Just call in and have a chat with a member of the team.  Open early til late, 7 days a week!

To find out more about Crewkerne Pharmacy’s services, follow us on Twitter @crewkernepharm, find us on Facebook or call in and speak to us at Crewkerne Pharmacy, Crewkerne Health Centre, Middle Path, Crewkerne, Somerset TA18 8BX.  Telephone 01460 72781. 
Open Monday to Saturday 7am to 10.30pm and 10am to 5pm on Sundays.

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