Don't ignore the signs of cancer

FOR decades cancer deaths in Glasgow have been far too high, leading to a premature death for too many people.

Loading Comments

We are seeing signs of improvement and, as well as changes in lifestyle and a reduction in smoking rates to prevent the disease, the best thing people can do is get checked as soon as any possible symptoms are noticed.

The detect cancer early campaign has been a success and as our report today shows has saved lives that otherwise could have been added to the statistics.

The adverts may be hard hitting and graphic. but if that is what gets people's attention and leads to action, then that is what has to be done.

The 11% increase in early diagnosis is encouraging and gives people a far greater chance of survival by allowing doctors to begin treatment as soon as possible.

Alex Neil, the health secretary, has hit the nail on the head with the message behind the campaign.

Cancer is no longer a taboo subject and doesn't need to be something to be feared if we are prepared to look for the signs.

He and the celebrities who backed the campaign said don't get scared, get checked.

It could well be the sort of good advice that saves your life, and is well worth heeding.


Commenting & Moderation

We moderate all comments on Evening Times on either a pre-moderated or post-moderated basis. If you're a relatively new user then your comments will be reviewed before publication and if we know you well and trust you then your comments will be subject to moderation only if other users or the moderators believe you've broken the rules

Moderation is undertaken full-time 9am-6pm on weekdays, and on a part-time basis outwith those hours. Please be patient if your posts are not approved instantly.


Have you got a story?

Contact the news desk on 0141 302 6520 or email
A weekly round up of social highlights

A weekly round up of social highlights

Cat's Eyes on Glasgow

Italian at Osteria Del Tempo Perso, a Rox party and Karen Dunbar at Aye Write!




Gail’s Gab

Gail’s Gab

Gail Sheridan is a mother-of-one and wife to Tommy and she likes to get political with the hot topic of the week in her column Gail’s Gab.

Michelle McManus

Michelle McManus

Sussed in the City

The secret is out, get out that red swimsuit as I’m sharing a stage with the Hoff

Janice Bell

Janice Bell

You couldn’t make up half the stuff that happens to PA Janice Bell- some of the jams she gets herself into are worth a story or two.