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ZAMORA BACKS AITC'S SPEAK UP CAMPAIGN

9 February 2016

Bobby Zamora is backing Albion in the Community's bowel cancer awareness campaign.


Bobby Zamora is asking Brighton & Hove Albion fans to be on the look-out for symptoms of bowel cancer, as part of a drive to raise awareness of the condition across the city.

The forward is backing Albion in the Community’s (AITC) What’s the bottom line? campaign by encouraging supporters to visit their GP if they notice any of the potential symptoms.

He said, “Cancer affects so many of us, but you can stay ahead of the game by knowing the signs and symptoms.

“The earlier you pick up on cancer symptoms, the more likely you are to be successfully treated. In the case of bowel cancer, you can massively improve your chances just by speaking up early.”

Bowel cancer is the fourth most-common type of cancer diagnosed in the UK and around one in 14 men and one in 19 women in the UK will develop the disease during their lifetime. In football terms, that is equivalent to more than one person per matchday squad.

However, when diagnosed at its earliest stage, more than nine in ten people with bowel cancer will survive the disease for five years or more.

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Bowel cancer is the fourth most-common type of cancer diagnosed in the UK and around one in 14 men and one in 19 women in the UK will develop the disease during their lifetime. In football terms, that is equivalent to more than one person per matchday squad.

However, when diagnosed at its earliest stage, more than nine in ten people with bowel cancer will survive the disease for five years or more.

Symptoms to look out for include: blood in your faeces; looser faeces or a persistent change in bowel habit; a feeling that you haven’t emptied your bowel properly after visiting the toilet; a pain or lump in your stomach; and weight loss for no obvious reason.

Further details of all the symptoms are available on a new website launched by AITC. Anyone who visits www.speakupagainstcancer.org to learn more about the condition can qualify for a free prize draw to win a signed Albion shirt.

Zamora said he hoped supporters would do just that. He added, “My advice to Albion fans is to visit the Speak Up Against Cancer site, learn what to look for and talk to your GP if you’re worried. It could save your life.” 

For more information on the campaign, or to arrange a visit from AITC’s health team to your business or group, email Sue Brown on sue.brown@albioninthecommunity.org.uk or call 07880 195516 or 01273 878261.

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