Cancer awareness roadshow comes to Falkirk shopping centre

People in Falkirk can get free tips on how to reduce the risk of cancer and spot it early when a health roadshow rolls into town.

By Allan Crow
Friday, 7th May 2021, 9:48 am
Updated Friday, 7th May 2021, 9:48 am
Christine Campbell
Christine Campbell

Cancer Research UK nurses, Christine Campbell and Darragh Casey, will be running a regular awareness roadshow at the Howgate Shopping Centre, High Street on Thursday May 13 between 10:00am and 4:00pm.

They are also back at the same venue on Thursday June 3 - and again throughout the remainder of 2021.

Christine said: “It’s more important than ever that we continue to raise awareness of cancer.

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“We are looking forward to talking to lots of people from Falkirk about the steps they can take to help reduce their risk through changes like stopping smoking, reducing alcohol intake and keeping a healthy weight. Experts estimate around four in 10 cases of cancer could be prevented each year in the UK, largely through changes like these.

The nurses will be on hand to have conversations about the importance of spotting cancer earlier – when it is more likely to be treated successfully – and to support people to seek help from their GP if they notice anything that isn’t normal for them.

They can talk to visitors about ways to reduce the risk of cancer by making positive health changes like stopping smoking, cutting down on alcohol and eating a healthy, balanced diet. They can signpost towards free support services as well as give out information on cancer screening.

The road show is at the Howgate on Thursday May 13, June 3 and 17; July 1 and 15.

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