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  • I attended Highlight Cancer training and found it really helpful and interesting – especially the stats about four in ten cancers being preventable with lifestyle changes. I have used the information I learnt when talking to people for my work.

    Margaret - fundraising manager

  • I spent a day with the inflatable colon when it visited Barking Town Centre. It attracted a lot of attention as many children were fascinated by it and brought their parents across to see what it was. As a result lots of families got involved in conversations about cancer, symptoms and lifestyle issues.

    Jane - health professional engagement facilitator

Why spotting cancer early is important

Early diagnosis of cancer can lead to treatment that can save lives. Cancer that’s diagnosed at an early stage, before it has spread is more likely to be treated successfully. Find out more about spotting cancer early here.

Cancer screening saves lives

Taking advantage of regular cancer screening programmes available to you can significantly improve the chances of catching any cancers in their early, and therefore more easily treatable, stages. There are three types of cancer screening for adults in England, breast, bowel and cervical. Find out more here.

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