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Don't Delay – Campaign Resources

Campaign key messaging

  • Amidst public concern about the risk of COVID-19, it is understandable that Victorians may be anxious about visiting their doctor or attending follow-up appointments.
  • There is increasing concerns that people with signs of cancer, and other health conditions, may not be contacting their GPs to discuss new symptoms. This delay could mean people present later with more complicated and progressed cancer, making treatment options more challenging.
  • Health services have implemented infection control and health professionals are doing all they can to ensure it is safe to attend appointments if you need to.
  • Other medical issues don’t stop because of COVID-19. Don’t delay medical appointments, as symptoms being investigated promptly might just save your life.
  • During what is already a difficult time, it is vitally important that people look after their health. Early detection of all cancers is an important factor for following treatment and outcomes.

Media release

Learn more about the 'Don't Delay' campaign, including data from the Victorian Cancer Registry, via our 2020 media release.

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Social media assets

Support your patients by sharing this message on your social media channels using the following assets:

Twitter

It's understandable to be anxious about visiting your doctor at this time, however detecting and treating cancer early can save your life. Health workers are doing everything possible to make care safe: https://bit.ly/3hbAJPU #DontDelayGetChecked

Health services have implemented infection control and health professionals are doing all they can to ensure it is safe to attend doctor appointments if you need to: https://bit.ly/3aCYXjl #DontDelayGetChecked

During what is already a difficult time, it is vitally important that people look after their health. Early detection of all cancers is an important factor for following treatment and outcomes. https://bit.ly/3aCYSw3 #DontDelayGetChecked

Other medical issues won’t stop because of Covid-19. Don’t delay medical appointments, as investigating symptoms promptly might just save your life: https://bit.ly/3aD33rL #DontDelayGetChecked

Facebook/LinkedIn

It’s understandable to be anxious about visiting the doctor or attending follow-up appointments at this time, however detecting and treating cancer early can save your life. Health workers are doing everything possible to make care safe, so if you have any symptoms, don’t delay talking to a doctor: https://bit.ly/2Q2WDZJ #DontDelayGetChecked

Instagram

It’s understandable to be anxious about visiting the doctor or attending follow-up appointments at this time, however detecting and treating cancer early can save your life. Health workers are doing everything possible to make care safe, so if you have any symptoms, don’t delay talking to a doctor. Visit cancervic.org.au for more. #DontDelayGetChecked

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