Cancer Research awareness roadshow heads to Burnley
Cancer Research UK nurses will be running a cancer awareness roadshow in Burnley next week.
The roadshow will be at Charter Walk Shopping Centre from 10am to 4pm on Wednesday, April 28th, with social distancing and safety measures in place to protect the public and staff.
The roadshow is part of Cancer Research UK’s continued commitment to making health information as accessible as possible to the public.
It was launched in 2006 supported by the Marie Keating Foundation, which was set up by Ronan Keating and his family in memory of their mum Marie who died from breast cancer.
Nurses will be on hand to have conversations about the importance of spotting cancer earlier – when it is more likely to be treated successfully – and to support people to seek help from their GP if they notice anything that isn’t normal for them.
The nurses can talk to visitors about ways to reduce their risk of cancer by making positive health changes like stopping smoking, cutting down on alcohol and eating a healthy, balanced diet.
They can also help people to identify steps they feel able to take and signpost towards free local services to support them. They can provide information about cancer screening, where relevant too.
Visitors can access the roadshow anytime on the day to pick up information and speak with the nurses or schedule a repeat visit to get ongoing support.
Ceri Eames, Cancer Research UK Senior Cancer Awareness Nurse in the North-West, said: “At a time when the world feels very different for many of us, it’s more important than ever that we continue to raise awareness of cancer.
“We are looking forward to talking to lots of people from Burnley about the steps they can take to help reduce their risk of cancer through changes like stopping smoking, reducing alcohol intake and keeping a healthy weight. Experts estimate around 4 in 10 cases of cancer could be prevented each year in the UK, largely through changes like these.
“Cancer hasn’t stopped because of the pandemic and it’s vital that people continue to seek help for any unusual signs or symptoms. Treatment is far more likely to be effective when it’s spotted at an early stage, which is why it’s so important to listen to your body and to tell your doctor if you notice a change that isn’t normal for you.”
Due to ongoing restrictions, dates and locations for the roadshow are subject to change and an updated list is available at cruk.org/roadshow.