Written by Scott Campbell.
Published at 14:05 GMT on Tuesday, 6th November 2012.
Cumbernauld Town Hall to host Cancer Awareness Roadshow


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CUMBERNAULD New Town Hall will shortly host a nationwide roadshow as the Cancer Awareness Roadshow makes it way around the UK.

Cumbernauld’s New Town Hall would host the ‘EASi Day’ on Thursday 8th November 2012 between 10am and 3.30pm.

The roadshow, which is organised by Cancer Research UK was founded in 2006 in partnership with Ronan Keating and the Marie Keating Foundation and launching in 2006, more than 225,000 visitors in over 200 towns and cities across the UK have visited the roadshow.

A spokesperson for Cancer Research UK said: “Cancer Research UK's Cancer Awareness Roadshow is at the heart of the charity's work to encourage and enable people to make informed choices that will reduce their risk of cancer and increase their chances of early diagnosis if they have the disease.”

“Our mobile units and specially trained nurses take health information to some of the UK's most deprived communities. We focus our efforts where the cancer burden is greatest and where we can make the greatest impact in beating cancer.”

The roadshow offers people information about the signs, symptoms and the importance of spotting the disease early in addition to emphasising the positive lifestyle changes that people can make to help reduce their risk of cancer

According to Cancer Research UK data, nine out of ten visitors to the roadshow say they have learnt more about how to reduce their cancer risk, and two thirds say they understand more about how to spot the signs of cancer.

The roadshow itself consists of four mobile units based in different regions of the UK – currently London, Manchester, Glasgow and North East England. The charity say that they will provide a welcoming environment for members of the public to come onboard and speak to trained cancer awareness nurses about prevention, screening and early detection, in addition to information regarding health services in the local area.

Visitors to the Roadshow can:

  • have a consultation with one of our Roadshow nurses, no appointment required
  • pick up our free cancer awareness resources, which include information on lifestyle and cancer, spotting cancer early, being SunSmart and ten top tips for maintaining a healthy weight
  • smokers can take a Smokerlyzer test to measure the carbon monoxide levels in their lungs
  • take a Body Mass Index (BMI) test to find out whether their weight is within the healthy range
  • find out about local health promotion services in their area.
 
 

 
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