Beating Cancer in the Community: Working in Newham on Early Action to Save Lives
In this report we explain how we have taken the early action messages of the ‘small c’ campaign out into the community of Newham in east London. We describe our work to overcome the barriers to early presentation which lead to unnecessary deaths. Our message is simple – cancer is more likely to be survived if it is caught
early, while still small and more easily treated.
The project built a diverse team of volunteers and supporters from amongst the local population to share information about possible signs and symptoms and to build confidence to seek help if concerns arise. Our approach has been warmly received wherever it has been shared – in churches and mosques, schools and sixth forms, shopping centres and workplaces, leisure centres and English language classes – early action saves lives.
This report is part of a series reporting on the work of Community Links in promoting early action on cancer; see also Breast Screening Take-Up Project, Beating Cancer at School: Working with Plashet School; Beating Cancer at School and College; Working with St. Angela’s & St Bonaventure’s and Newham Sixth Form College (Newvic).