In this section you will find information on the campaigns being run locally by Avon, Somerset and Wiltshire Cancer Services and nationally to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of cancer with the aim of getting cancer diagnosed earlier. Please click on the links below to view information on specific areas.
- Lung Cancer Campaign
- Bowel Cancer Campaign
- Breast Cancer in Women over 70
- Early Diagnosis of Skin Cancer
- Blood in Pee
- Sun Awareness
The national ‘Be Clear on Cancer’ lung cancer awareness campaign started on 8th May 2012 and will run until 30th June 2012. It will run on national television and radio and in the press. There will also be online and outdoor activity. It is designed to:
- Raise awareness that coughing for three weeks or more can be an early sign of lung cancer.
- Encourage those with symptoms to visit GP, to increase presentations.
- Increase number of lung cancers diagnosed at an earlier stage.
The national ‘Be Clear on Cancer’ bowel cancer awareness campaign went live on the 30th January 2012 and ran until the end of March 2012. Current plans include a second wave of Bowel Cancer activity in September/October 2012 as evaluation from the campaign was positive.