Important - We will be closed on 27th May for the Spring bank holiday.

Riverside Surgery

525 New Chester Road, Rock Ferry, Wirral, CH42 2AG

Telephone: 0151 645 3464

riversidesurgery.birkenhead@nhs.net

If you have an urgent medical problem which cannot wait until the surgery re-opens please dial 111 or visit NHS 111 Online to access the out-of-hours service.

Bowel Cancer Awareness Month

Posted on April 7th, 2022

Bowel Cancer Awareness Month

April is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month, an opportunity to raise awareness of the fourth most common cancer in the UK. Every 15 minutes someone is diagnosed with the disease, that’s nearly 43,000 people each year.

Bowel cancer is also the UK’s second biggest cancer killer; however, it shouldn’t be because it’s treatable and curable especially if diagnosed early. Nearly everyone survives bowel cancer if diagnosed at the earliest stage, but this drops significantly as the disease develops. For more information about bowel cancer and details of how to get involved in Bowel Cancer Awareness Month, visit www.bowelcanceruk.org.uk.