Cancer awareness roadshow to make one last visit to Warrington


CANCER RESEARCH UK nurses will be in Warrington for the last time this year as the Cancer Awareness Roadshow draws to a close.

The roadshow, which will be in the Golden Square Shopping Centre between 10am and 4pm on Tuesday November 2, has already welcomed more than 20,000 visitors across the UK since it returned in April.
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 also talk to visitors about ways to help 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 help people to identify steps they feel able to take and signpost towards free local services to support them, as well as providing information about cancer screening.
With COVID-19 having caused disruption to cancer services across the UK, including impacting screening and diagnosis, conversations like this are more vital than ever and it’s important to get any health concerns checked out.
Visitors can access the roadshow anytime on the day to speak with the nurses and pick up information. Keeping the public and staff safe during the pandemic is a top priority and the roadshow will have a range of measures in place to do this.
The roadshow is part of Cancer Research UK’s continued commitment to making health information as accessible as possible to everyone. It was launched in 2006 supported by the Marie Keating Foundation, which was set up by the Irish singer Ronan Keating and his family in memory of their mum Marie who died from breast cancer.
Ronan Keating said: “It’s more important than ever that people know to contact their GP if they notice any changes to their bodies that are unusual or persistent, and that there’s lots we can all do to help reduce the risk of cancer.
“The roadshow helps to get these messages out to people as they go about their daily lives in town centres, shopping malls and community centres. My family and I are very proud to support the Cancer Research UK Cancer Awareness Roadshow and we think our mum would be pleased with the work we are doing.”
Sandra Howard, Cancer Research UK Senior Cancer Awareness Nurse in the North West, said: “We’re here to help and are looking forward to talking to lots of people in Warrington about the steps they can take to help reduce their risk of cancer through changes like stopping smoking 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.


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