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Spotting cancer early saves lives


small c campaign

The 'small c' campaign is run by UCLH Cancer Collaborative and aims to provide people in our region (north and east London, and west Essex) with the information they need to live healthily and recognise the signs and symptoms of cancer.

Increasing numbers of people are surviving cancer and this is because it is detected and treated at early stage. For these survivors, stopping cancer when it was still small, before it had time to spread to other parts of the body, turned the 'Big C' into a 'small c' – a serious but not fatal disease. The objective of the 'small c' campaign is to make this the experience of a growing proportion of people diagnosed with cancer.

Browse our website to find out more about signs and symptoms of the most common cancers, details of campaigns and events in north and east London and information about local services to help you stay healthy.

If you'd like more information about the 'small c' campaign, please fill in the form here and we'll get back to you as soon as possible. We're not able to answer any individual medical questions. If you are worried please visit your GP.

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.

Take a look at our blog updates

Check out the 'small c' blog for news and updates of our campaigns and activities across north central and east London.