Public Health Wales will begin screening for various cancers again in the coming weeks and I would encourage constituents who receive letters to take up the offer of a screening appointment.
Added to the usual worries, are the concerns around whether or not it is safe for you to attend screening appointments. The NHS have done a tremendous job at adapting throughout this pandemic to keep patients and staff as safe as possible. Some appointments will be done remotely and where they can’t, staff will be wearing Personal Protective Equipment.
The Wales Cancer Alliance have helpfully pulled together the following list of Cancer Support Charities which operate in Wales, and I would urge you to get in touch with them with any questions or concerns you may have.
If you or a loved one receives a letter, know that there are people out there to support you – I am here to support you.
0808 808 00 00
0800 090 2309
8am-6pm weekdays, 11am-5pm Saturdays
0800 074 8383
0800 980 3332
0808 800 0004
0808 802 8000 Opening hours vary
0808 208 0888
10am-4pm weekdays, 10am-1pm Wednesdays
0808 801 0707 10am-4pm Monday to Friday or via email.
9am-4pm weekdays, 4pm-6pm weekends
Support online, over the phone and via video chat.
0300 123 1801 (UK Support line)
0808 808 1010
9am-5pm weekdays, 10am-1pm weekends
0808 800 6000
0808 800 4040
020 7923 5475
0800 652 7330
10am-2.45pm weekdays (Not on bank holidays)
Online support, emails, telephone and Skype throughout the month. Facebook page here.