Cancer | Health Improvement Team
Be Clear on Cancer
Be Clear on Cancer is a national campaign which aims to raise public awareness of symptoms of cancer and encourage people with symptoms to see their GP earlier.
In Surrey, the Health Improvement Team delivers local Be Clear on Cancer events and work closely with local people to increase the early detection of breast, lung and bowel cancers across Surrey.
Nationally, Be Clear on Cancer also covers blood in urine (as a symptom of bladder and kidney cancer), oesophago-gastric and ovarian cancers. An additional breast cancer campaign specifically for women over 70 years and a cancer symptoms campaign called ‘Know 4 sure’ have also been developed.
Volunteers are at the heart of our Be Clear on Cancer programmes and work closely with the Health Improvement Team. They are active in the communities where knowledge about cancer is low.
The key goal of Be Clear on Cancer is to encourage people to recognise signs and symptoms and those with unusual symptoms to seek help from their GP earlier. Early detection of cancers is critical to their successful treatment.