Help Us Help You

Regional cancer care specialists are urging the public not to delay seeking medical advice if they are worried about possible symptoms of cancer.


Have you noticed a lump, a new pain, unusual bleeding, a cough for three weeks or more or any unexplained symptoms? We urge anyone with new or prolonged symptoms to contact their GP or nurse.

Following a drop in the number of people accessing GP services during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Northern Cancer Alliance has launched a campaign to encourage people across the region to contact their GP or nurse if they are concerned about signs or symptoms of cancer. Whether it’s a lump, a new pain, unusual bleeding or an unexplained symptom, accessing medical advice as soon as possible could help save lives.

The Help Us Help You campaign also stresses the importance of attending any referral or follow up appointments, which are being delivered safely by frontline teams during the pandemic.

Help Us Help You

In the video below, clinicians from across the region have come together to talk about the importance of identifying cancer early and treatment and diagnosis during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Essential and urgent cancer diagnosis, treatment and care will continue throughout the Covid-19 pandemic and the NHS is working to get people the best treatment for their cancer as quickly and safely as possible.

You can find more resources to help with specific cancers and patient groups by following the links at the bottom of this page, including videos with patients who have experienced cancer care during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Why wait? Cancer doesn’t.

You can also find more information on the NHS website at