Cancer Prevention

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UK sources of information and / or support

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Action Cancer

A Northern Ireland cancer charity established with the vision that people in Northern Ireland would be free from the risk of cancer. The charity continues the fight for freedom from cancer and maintains a pioneering role in the development of cancer services.

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Breast Screening Programme (the NHS)

Aims to reduce the number of women who die from breast cancer by detecting abnormalities early enough to give a better prognosis and wider choice of options for treatment.

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Cervical Screening Programme (the NHS)

Aims to reduce the number of deaths from cervical cancer by detecting and treating abnormalities in the cervix before cancer develops. .

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Bowel Cancer Screening Programme (the NHS)

Aims to reduce the number of deaths from bowel (colorectal) cancer by detecting and treating abnormalities.

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Screening for cancer

Various documents and information leaflets from the Department of Health

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CancerHelp UK

Includes sections on Causes, Warning signs, Treatment and Reducing the risk of cancer.

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Everyman - action against male cancer

The Institute of Cancer Research's campaign to raise awareness of testicular and prostate cancer.

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Royal Marsden

A leading UK cancer centre, recognised worldwide for the quality of its services. Site includes comprehensive, authoritative patient information. See their Patient Information section.

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Sun Smart

The UK's national skin cancer prevention campaign. On this website you will find information about skin cancer and how to protect yourself from the sun.

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The Cancer Prevention Guide

Factsheet from Health Scotland

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World Cancer Research Fund

WCRF is dedicated to saving lives by funding cancer research and providing education programmes that expand the understanding of the importance of food and lifestyle choices in the cancer process. Site includes leaflets on specific cancers, cancer prevention and nutrition.


Further sources / more detailed information

Some non-UK sites

The following list popular non-UK health information sites with content aimed at the general public. They are mainly from the US. They have not been checked to see if information about the above topic is included but these large sites are comprehensive.

More detailed medical information

The following list online sources of more detailed medical information, mainly from the UK. These sites are mainly aimed at health professionals, but are of interest to all. They have not been checked to see if information about the above topic is included, but information about most medical topics can usually be found.