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COVID-19 (coronavirus) latest: do not leave your home

Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus. Advice for clinicians on COVID-19 (coronavirus) is here. If you are a member of the public looking for health advice, visit the NHS website or North Yorkshire Public Health. And if you are looking for the latest travel information, and advice about the government response to the outbreak, go to the website.

Last updated: 30 March, 2020 15:59pm

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Information and resources for GPs

Patient information

Cancer is a condition where cells in a specific part of the body grow and reproduce uncontrollably. There's more information about cancer on the NHS website.

If you are displaying cancer symptoms, your GP will refer you to hospital to be seen within two weeks. You can download an “easy-read” patient leaflet which explains the two-week-wait process, here. Please be aware, the majority of patients referred under the 'two week wait' system have a simple condition and do not have cancer.

However, if you are subsequently diagnosed with cancer, a number of organisations provide support including Macmillan Cancer Support and Cancer Research UK (other charities which offer support for people diagnosed with specific cancers are also at hand - search online).

Information and guidance on Mesothelioma Cancer can be found here.

Scarborough Cancer information and Support Team
Teresa Hartley
Cancer Information Centre
Main Entrance
Scarborough Hospital
Woodlands Drive
YO12 6QL
Telephone 01723 342606

Patient leaflets

The Easy Read website is currently undergoing maintenance and cannot be accessed at this time, we will update the easy read resources as soon as we can.

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