Cancer Awareness Roadshow coming to Peterhead

The roadshow will be at Lord Catto Park this weekend
The roadshow will be at Lord Catto Park this weekend

Cancer Research UK is bringing its Cancer Awareness Roadshow to the Blue Toon to provide information on how to reduce the risk of cancer and the importance of early detection.

Since launching in 2006, in partnership with the Marie Keating Foundation, the Roadshow has seen over 400,000 visitors in over 200 cities and towns across the UK.

The Roadshow aims to raise awareness of how people can reduce their risk of cancer and spot signs and symptoms at an early stage, as well as providing support to help people make positive changes to their lifestyle.

Visitors can have a private conversation with a nurse, take a BMI test to find out whether their weight is within a healthy range, and pick up useful health information to take away.

Mary Dunlop, the senior cancer awareness nurse at Cancer Research UK, who will be travelling with the roadshow, said: “We hope to talk to members of the public about how cancer can be prevented and spotted early.

“We offer visitors the opportunity to have a private conversation with our nurses and also invite local health workers onto the unit to inform people of health services in their area.”

The Cancer Awareness Roadshow will travel to Peterhead for the Relay For Life fundraising event at Lord Catto Park this Saturday (July 4).

In particular, the roadshow team will be talking to people about:

*Knowing your body – by getting to know your body and what’s normal for you it will be easier to spot any unusual or persistent changes. A change won’t usually turn out to be cancer, but if it is something serious then finding it early could make all the difference.

*Living a healthy life – being smoke free, drinking less alcohol, eating healthily, watching your weight, being active and being SunSmart can all help to lower the risk of cancer.

To find out more about the Roadshow or how to reduce the risk of cancer and detect it early, visit www.cancerawarenessroadshow.org.uk.

You can also follow them on twitter: @CRUKRoadshowSCT.