GP Awareness Campaign to continue …

With the incidence of cholangiocarcinoma (CC) markedly increasing and many younger people now being affected, it is vital that GPs are made aware of the existence of this disease, its symptoms and that, most importantly, time is of the essence in achieving a diagnosis so that the patient has the best possible chance of life saving surgery.

During Cholangiocarcinoma Awareness Month this year, (February 2014)  an awareness campaign began which focused on GPs.

AMMF produced a letter – straightforward in its approach – asking GPs to be aware of the insidious and often non-specific symptoms of CC, and drawing attention to the fact that slightly abnormal liver function tests can be the earliest sign, so urgent assessment is needed if the window of opportunity for surgery is not to be lost, with dire consequences…

GP awareness campaign to continue

Several supporters have asked if they can continue to work with this campaign, so the letter has been revised and now is available to download here for taking or emailing to GP practices – it doesn’t matter if practices receive more than one letter!

(There’s space on the second page of the letter for individuals to sign and include details – but this is optional.)

We’d like to continue adding pins to the locations map used during February, so if you take/send an awareness letter to a GP practice, please let us know the location and name of that practice –either by email: info@ammf.org.uk or leave a message via Facebook – to link to Facebook, click here

We’ll be reporting on how the continued campaign is going from time to time.

If you would like to know more about Cholangiocarcinoma Awareness Month, and to see the Guest Posts and Specialists comments contributed during February 2014, click here

June 2014