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Education Is Key

Professor Gordon Wishart, Professor of cancer surgery and Medical Director at Check4Cancer, explores the crucial role cancer awareness and screening programmes in the workplace play in raising awareness of cancer.

Incidences of cancer are steadily rising with latest estimates suggesting that over 750,000 people of working age are living with a cancer diagnosis in the UK.

The likelihood of getting the disease during your lifetime stands at one in three, but is already one in two for those born after 1960, according to Cancer Research UK. A 50% risk of cancer is an issue that none of us can afford to ignore, and increasingly, employers – wise to treat cancer poses – are finding ways to try to pre-empt the disease.

The full article is available at Health & Safety Magazine, p.16

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