Health awareness: June

Throughout the month of June, the CCG would like to raise awareness of:

Diabetes Awareness

Diabetes 1 2To mark Diabetes Awareness week (12 - 18 June) doctors at Cannock Chase Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are urging people to be aware of the symptoms so they can access support that is currently available for those who suffer from diabetes.

Read more on Diabates and what to do. You can also visit Diabetes UK for helpful information and videos.

Cancer Awareness

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It's important to be aware of any unexplained changes to your body, such as the sudden appearance of a lump, blood in your urine, or a change to your usual bowel habits, or if you've had a cough for three weeks or more. Read Paul's story about his diagnosis of cancer.

These symptoms are often caused by other, non-cancerous illnesses, but it's important to see your GP so they can investigate. 

More information and advice is available on http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Cancer/Pages/Symptoms.aspx or if your concern is specifically around respiratory - read more.

Carers

To mark Carers Week, 12-18 June, the CCG would like to signpost anyone considered to be a carer to the Carers Association. The Carers Association describe a carer as: "A carer is someone of any age who provides unpaid support to family or friends who could not manage without this help. This could be caring for a relative, partner or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or substance misuse problems."

For more information visit https://carers.org/partner/carers-association-southern-staffordshire-cass

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