Events to help increase awareness of cancer risks are launched in Three Rivers
25th March 2023
A programme aiming to help Three Rivers residents cut their risk of developing cancer is being launched.
A series of monthly events and workshops hosted by Three Rivers District Council will take place at the South Oxhey Healthy Hub, giving residents advice on how to spot the signs and symptoms of different cancers and the small lifestyle changes they can make to reduce the risks of developing the disease.
The first information session will take place at Oxhey Library, providing information and resources on the signs and symptoms of lung cancer, and professionals will be on hand to offer advice. There will also be an opportunity to speak in confidence to professionals about any concerns.
Cllr Chris Lloyd, the council’s Lead Member for Leisure which includes Health, said: “In many cases, cancer has become a treatable disease. By raising awareness of the signs and symptoms we can help spot cancer earlier, which can lead to improved outcomes for patients. There are also checks you can do at home which can indicate if you should see your doctor.”
The programme is part of a wider health inequalities project looking to raise cancer awareness and increase uptake of cancer screening. Healthy Hubs are a partnership initiative delivered by the district council and funded by Hertfordshire County Council Public Health.
The first event will take place at South Oxhey Healthy Hub, Oxhey Library, Bridlington Road, South Oxhey, on Thursday 30 March between 12pm and 4pm.
For more information on Healthy Hubs visit: https://www.threerivers.gov.uk/healthy-hub
To learn about spotting the signs of cancer visit the NHS website at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/cancer/symptoms/.
For advice on how to check visit the Cancer Research UK website https://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/cancer-symptoms/how-do-i-check-for-cancer.