NHS BUS-TING CANCER TOUR IS COMING TO COVENTRY
21 November 2023
The NHS ‘Bus-ting Cancer Tour’ is coming to Coventry on Tuesday 28th November to encourage local residents to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of cancer.
The tour, which is being run by the NHS in England and is taking place throughout November, involves a specially designed specially designed bus travelling across the country to encourage people who are worried about a cancer symptom to contact their GP practice.
The bus will be at Millennium Place in Coventry City Centre, near the Coventry Transport Museum, until 4pm on Tuesday 28th November and we want to speak to as many people as possible about the signs and symptoms of cancer.
Part of the NHS Help Us, Help You campaign, the bus is visiting towns and cities with some of the lowest early diagnosis rates. As well as visiting Coventry, the bus will also be visiting Grimsby, Nottingham, Basildon and Portsmouth, from Monday 27 November to Friday 1 December.
The tour aims to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of cancer and to encourage people to contact their GP practice if they notice something in their body that doesn’t feel right, because finding cancer early makes it more treatable and can save lives.
Health professionals are on hand at each stop to share further information and help people without a GP practice to sign up to their local service.
The need for this campaign is highlighted by the fact that while the majority (83%) of respondents in the West Midlands agree that early detection of cancer can significantly increase chances of successful treatment, 44% said they wouldn’t make an appointment with their GP if they noticed a change in their body that they thought could be cancer.
It’s important that if you are worried about a symptom that could be cancer, to contact your GP practice. To rule out cancer, your GP may refer you for tests. Whatever the result, your NHS is here for you.
For more information on cancer signs and symptoms go to nhs.uk/cancersymptoms
The full address for where the bus will be parked is Millennium Place, Hales St, Coventry CV1 1JD.