Get to know cancer


Talking about cancer can be really hard - it can be embarrassing and it can be scary.

What many people don’t know is that more than four in 10 cancer cases can be prevented through changes to lifestyle, and cancer can be easier to beat if diagnosed early when treatment is often simpler and more likely to be effective.

This website will tell you how to lower the risk of cancer and what to do if you notice an unusual change in your body. 

Cancer Activists

·  Are you passionate about saving lives?

·  Have you ever wanted to do more in your local community? 

·  Do you want to break down fear and fatalistic attitudes towards cancer?

·  Do you want to encourage people to present symptoms or any unusual or persistent changes to their body at an earlier stage?

Become a Cancer Activist



Get to know cancer pop up stalls

We want to encourage people to speak up about any cancer fears they might have and get help.

At our pop up stalls, you can speak to nurse specialists, learn how to reduce your risk of cancer and why early diagnosis matters.

The latest drop in clinic is now open in:


4 February - 22 March Tuesday 4-7 pm,Thursday 10-4 pm, Saturday 10-2 pm

Visit our online cancer shop pages for more information and use this website to Get to know Cancer.


What's new

'I know the terror of being told, "you have cancer".'

Londoner Kris Hallenga is fighting a very public and personal battle for awareness and early diagnosis of cancer in young adults

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Sunshine may have made a welcome return to our London sky

– but don’t forget to protect your skin.

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Don't forget the Kids

Supporting children up to the age of 17 who have a parent/carer coping with cancer.

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Cancer screening for women

Cancer screening for women

Find out about the cancer screening tests you’re likely to be invited to and what to expect when you get there.

Read more about Cancer screening for women

Men’s cancer tests

Men’s cancer tests

A screening test or health check could save your life. Find out about some cancer tests available to you and what to expect when you get there.

Read more about Men’s cancer tests

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If you’re anything like me you only go to see your GP when your leg’s hanging off…well I’m an idiot.  Talking to your GP early about worrying symptoms can - literally - save your life.

Dermot O'Leary