With cancer affecting so many of us, it's important that we reduce the chances of becoming unwell, provide excellent care to diagnose early and support patients through their treatment pathway.
Cancer Awareness Event
On the 17th of October 2023, a significant Cancer Awareness Event on Lawrence Walker Celebrations Day took place at Firstsite in Colchester, we worked in partnership with the African Families by helping to organising the various professionals that spoke and had stalls.
This initiative was designed to raise awareness about various types of cancers and their screening Programmes. The event served as a valuable platform for information, insights, and engaging discussions with experts in the field. The event comprised a series of presentations by distinguished speakers, each offering unique insights into different aspects of cancer awareness and prevention.
Organisations that attended included: Terrence Higgins Trust, Tom Bowdidge Foundation, Prostrate Cancer UK, Blood Cancer UK, Very Important Invitation, Bowel and Breast Screening teams from ESNEFT, MIND and Healthwatch Essex.
Prevent Breast Cancer
We held a virtual cancer talk in Partnership with Prevent Breast Cancer UK to raise awareness of breast cancer and discuss what the charity can do to support our patients.
Caroline, a Prevent Breast Cancer UK volunteer held the session and provided lots of information on how the charity works hard to Predict, Protect and Prevent breast cancer and the signs and symptoms to be aware of.
It is important to continue raising awareness and keep these conversations going!
To raise awareness of prostate cancer we held a virtual cancer talk for our patients with Prostate Cancer UK.
Tony, a Prostate Cancer UK volunteer told his own story of having prostate cancer and spoke about what prostate cancer is and the signs and symptoms to be aware of.
Being aware of the signs and symptoms are crucial to early detection.
Mouth Cancer Action Month is the UK's biggest charity campaign for mouth cancer awareness.
Taking place throughout November, thousands of amazing people go out into their communities to raise awareness of mouth cancer and share the important message of being mouthaware.
Over the last year, 8,337 people in the UK were given the life-changing news that they have mouth cancer.