A Northwood resident has set up a cancer and well-being screening service which aims to detect the early stages of cancer before any symptoms occur.
Dr Shonella Singh has set up the Measure Health service after working with a hospice and seeing the impact a late diagnosis could have on someone’s life.
She said: “I worked at St Luke’s Hospice in Harrow for over six years and I saw first-hand, the impact of late-stage cancer diagnoses; this is what inspired me to set up Measure Health and identify cancer early when outcomes are much better.”
The service hopes to provide everyone with better cancer outcomes by proving free information surrounding lifestyle and preventative measures alongside a clinical service in collaboration with the Paul Strickland Centre at Mount Vernon Hospital.
Dr Singh said: “One in two people will develop cancer within their lifetime, and we all know someone who has been impacted by cancer – why do we wait before symptoms occur before we start protecting ourselves?
“If I can leave my local community with one message – there are some symptoms, which should not be ignored.”
A screening might provide peace of mind but can also save lives. The screening at the Measure Health service provides radiation-free MRI imaging and starts with a consultation and full body physical examination.
The red flag symptoms and more information can be viewed online at measurehealth.co.uk