COVID Spring Booster Programme

Spring 2024 COVID Vaccination Programme

Appointments will be available between 0800-1730 on weekends, please wait until you are contacted by your surgery.

Cancer Prevention

Not all cancers can be prevented, but here are some tips to reduce your risk

  • Quit smoking- Smoking has been linked to many different types of cancers including cancer of the lung, mouth, throat, voice box, pancreas, bladder, cervix and kidney. For help quitting smoking please ask a healthcare provider about products to help quit smoking and other techniques to quit. Please click here for more information.
  • Eat a healthy diet- Base your diet on fruits, vegetables, and other foods from plant sources such as whole grains and beans. Eat lighter and leaner by choosing fewer high-calorie foods. Limit refined sugars and fat from animal sources.
  • Drink in moderation- if at all. Alcohol increases the risk of various types of cancer such as breast, colon, lung, kidney and liver. Men and Woman are advised not to drink more then 14 units a week on a regular basis.
  • Maintain a healthy weight and be physically active- Doing any type of physical activity benefits the body, mind and health. As a general goal, try to include 30 mins of physcial activity in your daily routine, more is better!
  • Protect yourself from the sun- Things to help you protect yourself can include staying in the shade, Avoiding midday sun (Sun rays are the strongest between 10am-4pm), covering your skin and applying plenty of sun cream.
  • Get Vaccinated- Protecting against certain viral infections can help protect against cancer. Talk to a health care provider about getting vaccinated against: Hepatitis B as this can increase the risk of liver cancer. HPV as this transmitted virus can lead to cervical cancer and other genital cancers as well as squamous cell cancers of the head and neck.

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