Every year, around 1,200 people are diagnosed with cancer in Warrington and 540 are killed by the disease in the town. Data shows that approximately 38% of people at risk of breast cancer are not attending screenings, along with 31% of those at risk of bowel cancer and 26% of those at risk of cervical cancer in Warrington.
By promoting relaxed conversations about how screening works, Champs Public Health Collaborative, led by the nine Directors of Public Health and the Cheshire & Merseyside Cancer Alliance hope to bring those numbers down.
The Early detect, Early protect website has been created to educate and empower everyone from GPs to community nurses, community professionals and volunteers so they can start more early conversations about screening with the people they see every day.
The aim of the website is to help thousands more people make informed choices about the screening options available to them and help save lives.