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Cancer

In Waltham Forest one of the main causes of death is cancer.

Survival rates in our borough are below the national average, so our work focuses on promoting free cancer screening programmes that help detect cancer early, and working with colleagues who provide services to improve access to and the quality of cancer care.

Things are improving. In 2017, Waltham Forest CCG was recognised as one of the twenty most improved boroughs for one year cancer survival rates, which increased to 70% compared to 65% five years previously. Local providers also consistently meet the requirement to see patients referred by their GP with suspected cancer within two weeks.

However there is still a huge amount of work to do. If you notice 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, make sure you talk to your GP.