Cancer Awareness

The Wellbeing for Life Service raises awareness of the signs and symptoms of breast, lung, bowel and cervical cancer.

We also promote and encourage people to attend their breast and cervical screening appointments, and take part in the bowel cancer screening programme.

With 1 in 2 people developing cancer in their lifetime, it’s important to know what to look out for and act early.

Our team deliver regular information stands throughout the year; chatting to members of the community about signs, symptoms and screening. We do this in a variety of local community settings.

It is important to know your own body and know what’s normal for you; this way you can detect any changes early. We always recommend that you see your GP straight away if you find anything abnormal for you. Early detection saves lives.

We all appreciate how difficult it is to talk about cancer, but our friendly staff are happy to help with any questions. We can even put you in touch with other services that may be able to support you in different ways

Useful Links:

Get in touch on 0800 8766887

Useful Videos

Spotting cancer at an earlier stage means treatment is more likely to be successful. Find out what you can do to help spot cancer early.

What are the symptoms of prostate cancer?

Useful Apps

Penis problems: a visual guide

If you've got a problem down below, you really need to go to your GP or a sexual health clinic. In the meantime, here's a visual guide to some penis problems.

Vagina problems: a visual guide

If you've got a problem down below, you really need to go to your GP or a sexual health clinic. In the meantime, here's a visual guide to some vagina problems including herpes, lice and discharge.

Moles: a visual guide

Most moles are harmless but they can develop into a form of skin cancer called malignant melanoma. Learn the ABCDE of moles to help you keep an eye out for any signs that might be a cause for concern, such as a change in the border, colour or diameter of a mole.

Bowel cancer symptom checker

With bowel cancer, there are three key symptoms you need to look out for. Use this symptom checker to find out if your symptoms require further investigation.

Upcoming events

Events in East Durham

Event Event Venue Event Team Further information Time Date
December 2018

C.H.A.T.

Celebrate Hope All Together

This is a free support group for people and their families affected by Cancer. To be held on the last Thursday of each month

Starbucks, Dalton Park

Beverley Butters

10:30am - 12:30pm

Thursday 27 December

January 2019

C.H.A.T.

Celebrate Hope All Together

This is a free support group for people and their families affected by Cancer. To be held on the last Thursday of each month

Starbucks, Dalton Park

Beverley Butters

10.30am-12.30pm

Thursday 31 January

February 2019

C.H.A.T.

Celebrate Hope All Together

This is a free support group for people and their families affected by Cancer. To be held on the last Thursday of each month

Starbucks, Dalton Park

Beverley Butters

10:30am - 12:30pm

Thursday 28 February

March 2019

C.H.A.T.

Celebrate Hope All Together

This is a free support group for people and their families affected by Cancer. To be held on the last Thursday of each month

Starbucks, Dalton Park

Beverley Butters

10:30am - 12:30pm

Thursday 28 March

Events in North Durham

Event Event Venue Event Team Further information Time Date
December 2018

Men’s Group

Catered for Men, come and find out how to improve your health, happiness and overall quality of life.

Including games and trips out with like-minded people.

Delves Lane Village Hall

Consett

DH87BH

Wendy Scofield Marlowe

Every Thursday

For more information contact 07825 196 656

13:30 - 15:00

Thursday 13 December

Men’s Group

Catered for Men, come and find out how to improve your health, happiness and overall quality of life.

Including games and trips out with like-minded people.

Delves Lane Village Hall

Consett

DH87BH

Wendy Scofield Marlowe

Every Thursday

For more information contact 07825 196 656

13:30 - 15:00

Thursday 20 December

January 2019

Cervical Cancer Awareness

There will be information and advice on what to look out for with this type of cancer and to answer any questions

Morrison’s

Puddlers Corner, Consett DH8 5RE

Susan Ashall

07833 482 316

0800 8766 887

Thursday 10 January

Cervical Cancer Awareness

There will be information and advice on what to look out for with this type of cancer and to answer any questions

The Venue, Stanley Day Centre, Wear Rd, Stanley DH9 6LU

Diane Taylor

07789 486 736

0800 8766 887

12:30 - 15:00

Monday 14 January

Cervical Cancer Awareness

There will be information and advice on what to look out for with this type of cancer and to answer any questions

Tesco

Chester-Le-Street

Michelle Phillips

07826 884 695

0800 8766 887

12:30 - 15:30

Wednesday 23 January

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