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Posted On: 16th Mar 2015

Spotting The Signs Of Cancer

Fixer Dan McNulty
A character in the Fixers film sees a doctor
Cancer symptoms are highlighted in the Fixers film

Alerting others to the warning signs of cancer, Dan McNulty and his team are encouraging young people to see a doctor if they notice any unexpected changes in their bodies.

The group from Chirk in Wrexham want to help stop others their age ignoring possible symptoms.

‘Cancer could affect any one of us,’ explains 18-year-old Dan.

‘Knowing the signs might help people spot them earlier, boosting chances of survival.

Seven young people between the ages of 13 and 24 are diagnosed with cancer every day and we wanted to help make a difference.’

The team hope that by raising awareness of potential symptoms, more young people will know what to look out for and when to visit their GP.

‘There are five main signs of cancer in young people - constant pain, lumps, weight loss, fatigue and changes in a mole,’ says Dan.

‘It’s important that these are noticed early.’

With Fixers, Dan and the group have helped create a film showing two young people reacting to symptoms in different ways.

One of the characters acknowledges the importance of seeking advice and sees her GP, while the other backs out of getting medical help and admits he doesn’t know what the future holds.

Watch the group’s Fixers film ‘Cancer: Don’t Ignore The Signs’ at the top of this page.  

‘We will do our best to show this wherever we can,’ Dan adds.

‘Young people need to see it to open their mind to the signs.

‘Hopefully then, if they need to, they’ll be able to seek help.’  

For more information and advice, visit teenagecancertrust.org.

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Hayley Mills also wants young people to be clear on cancer.
Find out more about her campaign.

Author: Cara Laithwaite


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