CCGs support World Cancer Day
Encouraging more people to take up cancer screening invites and be aware of any unusual symptoms is the focus of the local NHS for World Cancer Day.
The clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven are supporting the awareness day on 4 February.
Cancer affects people everywhere and currently 8.2 million people die from cancer worldwide each year.
World Cancer Day is the ideal opportunity to spread the word and raise awareness of cancer in people’s minds. This global event takes place every year and aims to save millions of preventable deaths each year by encouraging people to take action.
Proceeds raised from the awareness day will fund hundreds of research projects and support the work of over 4,000 scientists, doctors and nurses across the UK.
In the Bradford district and Craven, the CCGs are urging people to be ‘cancer-aware’ by attending any screening invites and seeing their GP if they have any unusual symptoms.