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Cancer Awareness Roadshows come to Greater Manchester

Residents across Greater Manchester are being invited to visit Cancer Research UK’s Cancer Awareness Roadshow.

Photo of a blue and white Cancer Research UK Roadshow truck parked outside with a table and pop up stand set up with informative materials

The friendly nurses on board can chat to residents about how small health changes can reduce their cancer risk, encourage them to know what’s normal for their body and give them confidence to go to the GP with any concerns and to find out information on the cancer screening programmes available.

The roadshows, ran by Cancer Research UK (CRUK), are taking place throughout the year at various locations in Greater Manchester. Visitors can access the roadshow anytime on the day (usually between 10am – 4pm) to speak with the nurses without needing an appointment.

The experienced team help thousands of people every year and can support people to seek help from their GP if they notice anything that isn’t normal for them. Spotting cancer early can make a real difference as treatment is more likely to be successful when cancers are diagnosed at an early stage.

In the UK, tobacco is the largest preventable cause of cancer and causes around 54,300 cases every year (15% of all cases), including 7 in 10 of all lung cancers.

Smoking causes at least 15 different types of cancer and the more cigarettes you smoke a day, the higher your risk of cancer. But the number of years you spend smoking affects your cancer risk most strongly – so we’re encouraging people to quit completely to reduce their risk.

It’s never too late to quit smoking – even if you have smoked for years, you will quickly notice the benefits of stopping.

Find a google map of where the Roadshow will be at You can also keep up to date with the Roadshow via Twitter @CRUKRoadshow_NW.

Where to get help to quit smoking?

Get personalised support to quit smoking from your Local Stop Smoking Service, GP or pharmacist. Or call the NHS Stop Smoking helpline free on 0300 123 1044.

Greater Manchester residents can also get six months’ free access to the Smoke Free app – usually worth £60 – when they sign up at (T&Cs apply).