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Leeds rugby team says RhiNO to cancer

Leeds rugby team says RhiNO to cancer

Published at 4:02pm 20th August 2018. (Updated at 11:47am 21st August 2018)

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Rugby league team Leeds Rhinos has partnered with Yorkshire Cancer Research to improve early detection for fans at Headingley game. 

1 in 2 will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime in the UK. 

Aiming to improve rates of early detection, Yorkshire Cancer Research is focusing on rugby fans attending a Leeds Rhinos game where they will be educating people on signs and symptoms of cancer. 

When Leeds Rhinos take on Toronto Wolfpack on Friday 28th September 2018, GPs and the team from Yorkshire Cancer Research will be offering advice to a largely male audience attending the home game in Headingley, Leeds.

30,000 people in Yorkshire are diagnosed with cancer every year, but what should people be looking out for to give themselves the best chance of early diagnosis?

Signs and symptoms of cancer

There are many signs and symptoms of cancer. Some common signs include:

  • Feeling more tired than usual for no obvious reason.
  • Unexplained weight loss.
  • A cough lasting 3 weeks or more.
  • Physical change to any moles or freckles on your skin.
  • Lumps, bumps and swellings - particularly in the breast and armpit area for women and in the testicles for men.
  • Blood in your wee or poo.
  • Changes in toilet habits such as needing to go more often.

The official advice from Yorkshire Cancer Research if you or someone you know spots any of the above signs and symptoms is to head to your GP as soon as possible. 

It's important to remember though that often there will be a much less serious explanation for your symptoms, but it is better to get checked straight away. Please don't be scared or embarrassed to see a doctor.

As Yorkshire Cancer research say... if in doubt, check it out.  

RHINO TO CANCER with Leeds Rhinos and Yorkshire Cancer Research

Active Beyond Cancer

It's not the first time that there's been a partnership between the two organisations, with the Yorkshire Cancer Research and Leeds Rhinos Active Beyond Cancer initiative helping cancer survivors with exercise advice and support in a free 12 week course.

Beth Parsons from Stray FM's Health and Wellbeing Show talked to Leah Holtam and Joe Taylor from Yorkshire Cancer Research about their partnership Leeds Rhinos.

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