Somerset Gardens Pharmacy Supports Blood in Pee Campaign
(Posted on 05/02/16)
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 Rahul Gajree, Pharmacy Manager at Somerset Gardens 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 Rahul. “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 Somerset Gardens 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 Somerset Gardens Pharmacy services, follow us on Twitter @somersetgarpharm, find us on Facebook or call in and speak to us at Somerset Gardens Pharmacy, Somerset Gardens Family Health Centre, 4 Creighton Road, Tottenham, London N17 8NW. Telephone 0208 801 3539.
Open 7am to 10.30pm Monday to Saturday and 10am to 5pm on Sundays.