rich emollient used in the management of eczema, psoriasis and other dry skin conditions.


Currently 8.2 million people die a year from cancer with lung cancer being the most diagnosed globally. In the UK 2.5 million people are living with cancer and this number is expected to rise to 4 million by 2030.

Living with a cancer diagnosis is hard, it changes the life of person who is diagnosed and the lives of the people around them. World Cancer Day 2017 is part of a three year campaign to create reach and impact in the fight against cancer. The day aims to explore how ‘everyone – as a collective or as individuals – can do their part to reduce the global burden of cancer’, it is a moment where people are encouraged to pause and reflect on what WE can do and to pledge to take action.

Make this world cancer day count – which pledge will you be taking on?

I can:

·         Ask for support

·         Love and be loved

·         Make healthy lifestyle choices

·         Make my voice heard

·         Return to work

·         Take control of my cancer journey

·         Understand that early detection saves lives

We can:

·         Build a quality work force

·         Challenge perceptions

·         Create healthy cities

·         Create healthy schools

·         Create healthy workplaces

·         Improve access to cancer care

·         Inspire action, take action

·         Join forces to make a difference

·         Make the case for investing in cancer control

·         Prevent cancer

·         Shape policy change

·         Support others to return to work

#worldcancerday #wecanican – Image reproduced with permission

For further information on supporting people with cancer, read this blog by Fiona Holland at Derby University…



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