Cancer Prevention

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Our Cancer Prevention Team

Over 40% of cancers could be prevented, by leading a healthy lifestyle, not smoking, choosing a balanced diet, taking regular exercise and reducing alcohol intake.

Sue and Aileen, our specialist Cancer Prevention Team, visit schools, colleges, businesses, social clubs and community groups within the Three Counties of Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire, to discuss preventative measures and raise awareness of how early detection can improve outcomes. We provide these vital services completely free of charge.

If you would like to arrange a visit from our friendly Cancer Prevention Team, please email

Take care in the sun

Moderate exposure to the sun can be beneficial and make us feel good. Sunlight is the main source of vitamin D, which is required for strong bones. Nobody’s skin is completely safe in the sun but people with large numbers of moles, freckled skin, fair or red hair and light coloured eyes are more likely to burn.
There are simple ways to protect your skin – find out more by visiting our cancer topics Skin page and download the skin cancer leaflet.

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