Talking About Cancer: Reducing Risk, Early Detection and Mythbusting

Gillian Kilgour, Cancer Research UK

Learn how to talk about cancer risk reduction and spotting cancer early.

1 in 2 people will develop cancer in their lifetime. Talking about how to reduce the risk of cancer and the importance of early detection isn’t always easy, but it can make a real difference to peoples’ health.

You might be worried you’ll say the wrong thing or that you simply don’t know enough about the subject. Our Cancer Research UK experts are here to help.

On this course you’ll learn…

How to talk to people about how to reduce the risk of cancer

Support people to understand what causes cancer and what healthy changes they could make to reduce their risk

The importance of early detection of cancer

You’ll learn how to encourage people to know what’s normal for their body and visit their doctor if they notice any unusual changes.

The skills you gain on this course could also be helpful when talking to somebody affected by cancer.

This course is designed for anyone who would like to improve their ability – personally or professionally – to have conversations about cancer and health.

It will be particularly useful for those with an interest in sharing the causes of cancer, the importance of early diagnosis and advocating for cancer prevention and cancer screening.

The course will be helpful professionally for those working or volunteering in the following healthcare areas: health advocacy, health promotion, care and support work, community health centres and services, GP surgeries, mental health, nursing, occupational therapy, oncology, osteopathy, pharmacy, physiotherapy, dentistry, public health, radiotherapy, sexual health, social work.

Dates:
  • 5 April 2021
  • 4 January 2021
  • 28 September 2020
  • 29 June 2020
  • 30 March 2020
  • 30 December 2019
  • 30 September 2019
  • 1 July 2019
  • 1 April 2019
  • 25 February 2019
  • 26 November 2018
  • 10 September 2018
  • 28 May 2018
  • 26 February 2018
  • 27 November 2017
  • 4 September 2017
  • 5 June 2017
  • 27 February 2017
  • 10 October 2016
  • 13 June 2016
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  • Language: English Gb

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