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Women urged to 'feel it on the first' of every month to check for cancer symptoms

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A doctor is telling women to set a phone reminder for the first day of each month to check themselves for cancer signs - and stresses it's very important.A study found almost half of women don't know how to check themselves - and some women have never looked for signs of cancer on their bodies.

The study was done by Pall Mall Medical, and they found out 43 per cent of women aren't sure how to check themselves, reports Bristol Live.The research also revealed 9 per cent have never checked their bodies at all - and 45 per cent of women have never had a test to check for cervical cancer.

Dr Mariyam Malik, a GP at Pall Mall Medical, said: "The results of our research have been quite alarming to me as a medical professional, particularly the findings about women's awareness of checking their own bodies for abnormalities and changes.

I encourage all of my patients to check their bodies every single month. Put a reminder in your phone for the first of every month to 'Feel it on the First' and learn the key things to look out for when checking your body for potential signs of cancer."If you are invited for any type of cancer screening, I urge you to attend these appointments.

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