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Detect Cancer Early roadshow

A ROADSHOW that aims to raise awareness of the benefits of detecting cancer as early as possible will visit the Lerwick Co-op supermarket, next weekend.

The awareness campaign, supported by the Scottish government, will focus on the three most common cancers in Scotland – breast, lung and bowel cancer. 

It aims to save more than 300 lives by 2016 and will also address people’s fear and lack of knowledge about the prospects of survival from cancer, as well as tackling their apprehension to approach their doctor.

The ‘Detect Cancer Early’ tour will offer advice on how to spot the signs and symptoms of cancer. 

Roadshow staff will be available to provide passers-by with information on cancer and screening programmes.  

Dr Susan Laidlaw, of NHS Shetland said: “Early detection is crucial to improving cancer survival rates so contact your GP if you have symptoms you think could be cancer.

“We would also urge people in Shetland to participate in screening programmes if they are eligible.”

“If you have any questions or would like to know more about how you can spot the early signs of cancer then go along to the Detect Cancer Early roadshow.