Campaign aims to reduce rates

NHS Doncaster has launched a community campaign to reduce the number of cancer deaths and help residents detect symptoms of the disease.

Statistics show that the health of people in Doncaster is worse than the England average and the aim is to help residents understand if they are at risk, spot potential cancer symptoms and encourage them to visit their GP.

Health bosses wants the community to help it spread the word and will use volunteer ‘community champions’ to raise awareness of early signs of the three most common cancers: lung, bowel and breast cancer.

The champions will be trained to deliver workshops and spread the word about the importance of learning to spot the signs and catch cancer early.

To register your interest in becoming a community champion, contact 0161 235 8455 or email