Half of people born in Britain since 1960 will get cancer in our lifetimes. The good news is that a growing number of people survive the disease – half of the people diagnosed live for ten years or more. And more than 1 in 3 cancers can be prevented by the right lifestyle – a healthy diet, getting exercise and not drinking too much – and by getting checked for the first signs.
Checks reduce people’s chances of developing breast, cervical and bowel cancers – so if you are invited to be screened, take up the opportunity and stay well.
To find out more about how you can benefit from cancer screening, contact the Community Cancer Champions Project co-ordinated by RedbridgeCVS. Working across Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge, Community Cancer Champions are trained to deliver sessions on general cancer awareness including bowel, breast and cervical cancer screening. They will also highlight the signs and symptoms of lung and prostate cancers.
Community Cancer Champions are offering free, on-line awareness sessions to community groups in the local area. Sessions are currently offered in English, Gujarati, Bengali, Yoruba and Igbo.
For more information and to book an awareness session, contact email@example.com or telephone RedbridgeCVS on 020 8553 1004.