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Spotting cancer early saves lives


This page brings together an extensive list of health and wellbeing services from across north and east London and west Essex. It lists information on local support services available for stopping smoking, drug and alcohol misuse, healthy living, groups and support for those affected by cancer and opportunities for volunteering.

Alcohol and drug misuse help services
Healthy Living Services
Stop Smoking
Cancer Support Services
Community and Voluntary
Financial and Practical Support

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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.

Get involved in the YouScreen study

YouScreen is a research study that will offer women and people with a cervix in north and east London the opportunity to take a self-sample for cervical screening. Click here to find out more about taking part.