Cancer - Reduce your risk

Together we can save lives 

The NHS have a plan to diagnose cancers earlier.   


The earlier we find cancer or signs of cancer, the easier it is to treat or even prevent, and this will help to save lives. 


By becoming more cancer aware, you can reduce your risk of cancer. 

Reducing your risk of cancer

What is cancer? 

Follow our 3 step guide to cancer prevention and protection: 


1 -  Signs and symptoms 

2 -  Cancer screening programmes  

3 -  Lifestyle choices  


Being aware of these 3 steps, can help you live a healthier life.   


So, let’s get talking about cancer, and together we can help to save lives. 

It’s important to know about cancer as it impacts so many people.  It’s estimated half of us will develop some form of cancer during our lifetime.  


6 of the most common types of cancer include: 


There are more than 200 different types of cancer, and each is diagnosed and treated in a particular way. 

When to get help

If you notice any symptoms you are worried about, book an appointment with your GP and be checked by a doctor as soon as possible. 

For more on cancer symptoms, check out our spotlight feature.

Who to contact for help or information​

GP Directory - locate your local GP


Local cancer support services - find support and information in our local cancer directory 


Cancer Care Map is a simple, online resource that aims to help you find cancer support services in your local area