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Been coughing for three weeks or getting out of breath easily? Tell your doctor

Be Clear on Cancer is back with a respiratory symptoms campaign running across England. The campaign highlights that a cough for three weeks or more could be a sign of lung disease, including cancer and that if you get out of breath doing everyday things that you used to be able to do, like mowing the lawn, it could be sign of lung or heart disease, or even cancer.

While it may well be nothing serious, if you have either of these symptoms you should tell your doctor. Finding these conditions early makes them more treatable.

For further information about the campaign, visit www.nhs.uk/beclearoncancer

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Cervical screening can save your life – if you attend

That’s the message from the NHS in Southampton this week as the city’s GPs support Cervical Screening Awareness Week. 

Cervical cancer is preventable and treatable, but it starts with taking up the offer to be screened. 

Cancer screening is proven to have reduced the number of cancer instances in the city but there are still a large number of the population not taking up the offer. 

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Cyber attack update – NHS services in Southampton

Following the cyber attack which affected some NHS organisations, we would like to reassure people that NHS services in Southampton are open as usual today, Monday 15 May 2017.

If you have a hospital appointment or an appointment at your GP practice, you should attend as planned unless you are contacted and told not to.

The NHS 111 service and local pharmacies are also open as usual if you need medical help or advice.

We will continue to keep this page updated with any further messages.

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