What is cancer?
Cancer is a condition where abnormal cells grow and reproduce uncontrollably. The cancerous cells can invade and destroy surrounding healthy tissue, including organs
Cancer red flags in a community pharmacy setting
It is important that pharmacy teams are aware of how to identify red flag symptoms of cancer to help with early diagnosis, referral and rapid treatment. Although it is unlikely to be cancer, it is important that patients presenting with certain signs and symptoms are referred to their GP for further investigation.
To support members we have produced a cancer red flag factsheet, which provides information and advice, highlighting symptoms that may be indicative of more serious conditions requiring further investigation or referral.
Access the NPA Cancer red flag factsheet here