ID-100167315People should go to their doctor if they have persistent heartburn or difficulty swallowing food for three weeks or more as this could be a sign of stomach or oesophageal cancer, according to Public Health England. The “Be Clear on Cancer” campaign is focusing on how to spot the signs of oesophageal or stomach cancer. This includes, but is not limited to: indigestion on and off for three weeks or more, feeling food sticking in your throat when you swallow, and feeling full very quickly when eating. As with any cancer, early detection is key in treating and preventing future problems. The good news for Public Health England is that the health campaign appears to encourage people to seek help. How successful do you think this campaign would be in the United States?


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