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What is Be Cancer Safe all about?

Be Cancer Safe is a community approach to improving cancer survival in our area. We want everyone in North Derbyshire to be aware of the early signs and symptoms of cancer and to know what screening is available to them. We’re asking members of the public to actively encourage their friends and family to visit the GP if they notice an unusual change to their bodies, and to attend screening when invited. A simple conversation about cancer could save someone’s life!

What is the Be Cancer Safe message? 

Why is Be Cancer Safe important in
North Derbyshire?

More people in our region are diagnosed with cancer than the England average and we know that catching cancers at an earlier stage greatly increases the chance of survival. Our aim is to make sure that as many people as possible are aware of the signs and symptoms of cancer and know what screening is available to them. This will increase the number of people who are diagnosed at an earlier stage. 

Be Cancer Safe is also being delivered in South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw. To find out more about the project delivery in these areas please click here

How can I get involved?

We are keen to hear from anyone who is interested in championing the cancer awareness message, including members of the public, community groups, organisations with paid staff and local press.

Pledge to share the Be Cancer Safe Message

We want as many people as possible to share the Be Cancer Safe message with their friends, family, colleagues, neighbours - whoever will listen. There are lots of ways that you can do this - click below to find out more. 

deliver a cancer awareness session to your organisation

We’ve created a tried-and-tested workshop plan that you can download and deliver to your organisation. It includes a PowerPoint presentation, interactive activities, and resources. Click below to find out more.