Reduce Your Risk is a local South Tees campaign aimed at changing views on cancer. It aims to get people talking about cancer, to break down barriers and fears, and dispel some common myths.
We want people to get to know their body and start looking out for the signs and symptoms, know what to look for, and get support and help early if they notice any changes.
Everyone knows someone who has been affected by cancer; it affects 1 in 2 people at some point in their lives. Through the Reduce Your Risk campaign, we want to spread the message that there are things which can be done to prevent cancer. We know you can’t control everything, but a lot of people are surprised by how much our lifestyle choices impact on our risk of developing cancer and long-term conditions.
The campaign aims to provide you with support and information about how to make lifestyle changes to protect you and your family.
Current campaign: free chest X-rays
Aimed at making it easier for people who have the signs and symptoms of lung problems to get the help and treatment they need early, new chest X-ray drop in sessions have been established at James Cook University Hospital (Weekdays 9am-5pm) and Redcar Primary Care Hospital (Weekends 11am-3pm).
You must be:
- Over 50
- With one or more of the following conditions:
- lasting cough
- lasting chest pain
- coughing up blood
No appointment is needed; just come along to the X-ray department if you fit the criteria.