Shoppers to be given vital cancer checks

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A WEARSIDE surgeon will be among those taking part in a series of cancer check clinics.

Jim Moor, consultant head and neck and thyroid surgeon at Sunderland Royal Hospital, is supporting the drive today.

“It will give hundreds of people the chance to have their neck examined and may lead to the early detection of a cancerous thyroid nodule that might otherwise have not been found until much later on,” he said.

The awareness week, which was launched last Saturday, included a 30-second video, featuring former Miss Newcastle and Miss Great Britain Sophie Gradon, to be shown on ITV and YouTube.

There will be a neck check clinic, featuring Mr Moor and his colleagues, in the Blue Mall of the MetroCentre, Gateshead, today from 10am to 5pm.

For more information visit www.neckcheck2011.org.uk