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National Cancer Awareness Events - March / April 2019

March 2019

‘Cervical Screening Saves Lives’ campaign – Launch 5 March
Public Health England (PHE) is launching a new ‘Cervical Screening Saves Lives’ campaign on 5 March 2019. The NHS is supporting the campaign which aims to reverse the downward trend in screening coverage, which is now at a 20-year low.

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month: 1 – 31 March
Information on how to get involved and supporting resources can be found on the Target Ovarian Cancer website.

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month: 1 – 31 March

Reading Prostrate Cancer Support Group

Brain Tumour Awareness Month: 1 – 31 March 2019
Information on how to raise awareness, get involved in campaigns and supporting resources can be found on the  Brain Tumour Research website.   

No Smoking Day – Wednesday 13 March 2019
Smoking is the single largest cause of health inequalities and premature death. It is the biggest preventable cause of cancer in the UK. Information can be found on: NHS Smokefree.
 
April 2019

Bowel Cancer Awareness Month – 1 – 30 April 2019
Information on how to get involved and supporting resources are available here.

Source: Berkshire West Clinical Commissioning Group, 28 February 2019

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