Cancel out Cancer is a campaign led by local volunteers to help improve people’s awareness and understanding of cancer, encouraging everyone to act in improving their health.
Developed with NHS patient representatives living in east and north Hertfordshire and championed by Macmillan Cancer Support, one 60-minute free session online covers cancer screening, symptoms, and prevention.
The sessions are run by dedicated volunteers, and during the past year alone they helped more than 200 people:
- get a better understanding of how important screening is - more than 60% of cancers diagnosed through screening are picked up at an earlier stage, where the chance of recovery is higher
- know the different symptoms to be aware of
- learn to reduce their risk by taking practical steps like changing diet and stopping smoking.