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Cancer checks on offer.

THE battle against bowel cancer will be brought to people in Nuneaton this month with the blunt message: "Don't sit on your symptoms."

Nurses at the oncology department of George Eliot Hospital will be staffing a mobile health screening unit which will be visit the town centre on Wednesday, July 28.

Bowel cancer, which recently claimed the life of actor Bill Owen - Compo in Last of the Summer Wine - is the second biggest killer in the country, according to the medical profession.

But Jean Whittaker, the health screening co-ordinator, said: "It is one of the most curable cancers if caught early enough."

The unit will be outside Marks & Spencer in Bridge Street between 9am and 3.30pm.
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Date:Jul 19, 1999
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