Gale Farm Pharmacy Supports Blood in Pee Campaign

(Posted on 05/02/16)

Gale Farm 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 Hugh Lindsay, Pharmacy Manager at Gale Farm 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 Hugh.  “And remember there are many things you can do to help reduce your chances of getting bladder or kidney cancer.”

“Stop smoking!  Maintain a healthy weight! Keep active! Eat healthily!” 

The team at Gale Farm 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 to everyone, 6 days a week!

To find out more about Gale Farm Pharmacy’s services, follow us on Twitter @galefarmpharm, find us on Facebook or call in and speak to us at Gale Farm Pharmacy, Gale Farm Surgery, 109-119 Front Street, Acomb, York, YO24 3BU.  Telephone 01904 784091. 
Open 8.30am to 6pm Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 12pm on Saturdays and closed on Sundays. 

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