Free cancer awareness sessions for students

Categories: Schools

A local charity is offering free cancer awareness sessions for University of Salford students.

CATTs info

Cancer Awareness for Teens and Twenties (CATTs) will teach the signs and symptoms of cancer, how to correctly check for lumps, identify cancerous moles and how to lower the risk of developing cancer.

These informal sessions will be carried out over two one-hour sessions via Zoom.

Every day 14 young people, aged 15-29, are diagnosed with cancer in the UK. Many are diagnosed late, and cancer referrals have dropped by 75% due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Bethany Applebee, community engagement lead, said: “There are many reasons why a late diagnosis could happen, one of them being that people do not recognise signs and symptoms as possible symptoms of cancer.

“These workshops are a safe and open space that not only empower young people on how to look after their own health but give people a chance to ask the questions they have always wanted to ask.”

CATTs have been granted £40,000 from the NHS Salford Clinical Commissioning Group’s Innovation Fund to deliver free online cancer awareness workshops.

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