posted by Irish Cancer Society
17 April 2008

How do I get screened for cancer?

There isn't any one test for cancer. If you are worried about a symptom or if you would like an overall check, go to your GP. He / she can refer you on to an appropriate specialist if neccessary. The European code against cancer has a useful guide to staying healthy, which includes:
-Don't smoke.
-Drink moderate amounts of alcohol.
-Eat a healthy diet, high in fibre and low in fat.
-Avoid becoming overweight. If you already are, plan to lose weight.
-Take regular exercise.
-Be sunsmart, wear sunscreen and cover up. Avoid the sun between 11am and 3pm.
-If you notice anything wrong with your body, eg. a new lump, unusual bleeding or a symptom that wont go away, go to your GP.

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