The hidden C
for health awareness
If you have cancer you need to know about it fast. Early diagnosis can reduce the need for invasive surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy — and in most cases, increase chances of survival.
Our lives are busy and it can be easy to delay a trip to the doctor, or ignore something you notice that is different about your health or your body. And with cancer manifesting itself in so many ways, it can be hard to know when something needs to be checked.
A few weeks into the first lockdown, Zahra found a lump in her breast. She had been experiencing some breast pain and put off seeking help — like many others during the pandemic.