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Cancer Screening Champions

This week I attended a Cancer Champion Training course for (Community Cancer Champions and GP Practice Non-Clinical Champions) run by Cancer Research UK (CRUK).

The aim was to encourage members of the public to take up cancer screening as cancers detected through screening are easier to treat and people tend to live longer than those that have already developed symptoms.  The following cancer screening programmes were highlighted.

  • Breast Screening
  • Cervical Screening
  • Bowel Screening

We talked about the low uptake in community groups and how to start a conversation.  We looked at where to find resources through the CRUK resource list.  Finally completed an evaluation form.

Hopefully in the future CRUK will develop training for living beyond cancer and importantly for L-W-O the side effects of cancer treatment.


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