Introducing Act on Cancer Together

Did you know that in Brighton and Hove, our rates of people attending their cancer screening appointments are lower than the national average? 

Or that cancer is a major contributor to the significant life expectancy gap in the city of 11 years between our deprived neighbourhoods and more affluent areas?  

In general, residents of our more deprived neighbourhoods and members of ethnically diverse communities are diagnosed for cancer later, which of course leads to worse outcomes. 

To address this shocking health inequality, we are launching our new project; Act on Cancer Together.

We are proud to be working in partnership with Hangleton and Knoll Project and Macmillan Cancer Support to raise awareness of the early signs and symptoms of cancer, to support community members to learn about and attend cancer screenings and to access the support available to them if they receive a positive diagnosis. 

Our teams will be sharing information across the city, supporting people to fully understand and attend cancer screenings, and also supporting our communities to access the brilliant services on offer from Macmillan. 

One of the first messages we want to share is that this week is #CervicalCancerPreventionWeek. Look out for our social posts this week about the ways #WeCan End Cervical Cancer, and for more campaigns in the coming months.

Let’s #ActOnCancerTogether.

Photo above: Centre for Ageing Better

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