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Communities Against Cancer

Communities Against Cancer is a project providing information on prevention, signs & symptoms and screening for cancer.

We have two Communities Against Cancer Champions volunteering locally; Kenneth Quickfall and Clare Tuck. Their aim is to engage with people who are less likely to know how to look after their health or are less able to do so.

If you would like support from or information regarding this project, or if you would like to become a Communities Against Cancer Champion, please contact Clare or Ken.


Awaaz Community Radio in Southampton have a community hour every Monday and Tuesday 13:00-14:00. They recently used this hour to run a programme of shows around cancer care, prevention and to "speak to the experts".

This included Clare and Celia Canter (a retired NHS Manager from Weymouth) shouting about surviving breast cancer for 50 minutes! Recordings of these shows can be found here.

Celia & Clare joined Ali at Awaaz FM as Breast Cancer Survivor Case Studies.

Food labels often contain lots of nutrition information. This guide helps you to make sense of food labels so you can make healthier choices. By eating well and being a healthy weight, you can reduce your risk of cancer and other diseases

Cancer Facts

  1. One in two people will develop cancer at some point in their lives in the UK
  2. After not smoking, maintaining a healthy weight is the most important thing people can do to lower their risk of cancer
  3. Being active helps lower the risk of bowel, post menopausal breast and womb cancers
  4. In 5-10% of cases, cancer is caused by inherited genes
  5. There is strong evidence that eating any processed meat and too much red meat increases risk of bowel cancer
  6. 50% of people in the UK survive cancer for 10 or more years
  7. Being overweight has been linked to an increased risk in 13 cancers
  8. Prostate is most common cancer in men in the UK
  9. Breast is the most common cancer in women in the UK
  10. Cancer is more common in deprived areas
  11. 40%of cancers in the UK are preventable
  12. There are more than 200 different types of cancer