Talking About Cancer: Reducing Risk, Early Detection and Mythbusting

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Learn how to talk with others about reducing cancer risk and cancer screening

1 in 2 people will develop cancer in their lifetime. Talking about how to detect or prevent cancer can be difficult, but it can play a very important role in early diagnosis and early detection.

On this course, you’ll draw on the knowledge of Cancer Research UK experts to learn to talk about cancer.

You might be worried you’ll say the wrong thing or that you simply don’t know enough about the subject. This course will help you to learn how best to talk to people about how to avoid cancer, like by making positive changes in their lifestyles and using local services.

You’ll learn how to encourage them to visit their doctor for cancer screening if they notice changes to their body.

The skills you gain on this course will also be useful for learning how to talk about cancer diagnoses.

This course is suitable for anyone with an interest in cancer prevention and aims to help with both personal and professional conversations about cancer and health.

If you want to be able to broach topics like the causes of cancer and to encourage cancer screening, you can benefit from this course.

The course is particularly relevant for those working or volunteering in the following areas: health advocacy, 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, or any other healthcare.

The course does not require any previous experience of this subject.