A Workplace and Community Initiative in Bury
What we do?
We are the Community Action to Promote Early Detection (CAPED) team and can help you to raise awareness in your community & workplace of the signs and symptoms of bowel, breast and lung cancer and promote early diagnosis. Through partnerships with the community & workplaces and community groups in Bury, our team aims to raise awareness of cancer. This work is vital to help reduce the number of people who die from cancer each year.
Why we do?
Late presentation of cancer in Bury is a big problem. On average, around 450 people a year in Bury die from cancer.
- Nearly half of all cancers deaths are from bowel, breast or lung cancer.
- If cancer is detected early people have the best chance of survival.
- If bowel and breast cancer are diagnosed at the earliest stage, 9 out of 10 people will survive for five years or more.
People can find it very uncomfortable to talk about symptoms, experiences or simply do not know what they are. Encouraging people to be aware of changes in their body, to recognise potential cancer signs and symptoms and see their GP without delay if they have any concerns. The earlier cancer is diagnosed the more treatable it is. Through community action we have the ability to influence earlier cancer detection and give people diagnosed with cancer the best chance in beating it.
How we do?
We raise awareness of bowel, breast and lung cancer, as well as other common cancers, amongst the communities and workplaces of Bury by providing information stands, displays and giving awareness talks and editorials. For more information please see our awareness talk's page.
||Early Detection Saves Lives