World Cancer Day serves as reminder to take up NHS screening invites
Non-urgent advice: What is World Cancer Day?
World Cancer Day is a global event which takes place every year on the 4th of February, it unites the world’s population in the fight against cancer.
World Cancer Day is a perfect opportunity for people to spread the word about cancer and how we all can take steps to prevent it.
One of the things we can do is to take up our NHS cancer screening invitations.
There are three types of cancer screening for adults in England and they save thousands of lives each year, these are; breast cancer screening, bowel cancer screening and cervical screening.
The latest figures for Leeds show that around 30% of women failed to take up their invite for breast cancer screening and cervical cancer screening. In addition to this, 40% of people aged 60 to 74 did not take up their bowel cancer screening.