South Kirkby 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 Navinder Dhesi, Pharmacy Manager at South Kirkby 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 Navinder. “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 South Kirkby 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, 5 days a week!
To find out more about South Kirkby Pharmacy’s services, follow us on Twitter @sthkirkbypharm, find us on Facebook or call in and speak to us at South Kirkby Pharmacy, Church View Health Centre, Langthwaite Road, South Kirkby, Pontefract WF9 3AP. Telephone 01977 649283.
Open Monday to Friday 8.30am to 6.30pm. Closed at weekends.