CANCER RESEARCH UK is bringing the Cancer Awareness Roadshow to Headingley Carnegie when Yorkshire play Somerset on Wednesday September 7th, to talk to you about the importance of spotting skin cancer early.
Rates of malignant melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer, have more than quadrupled in Britain over the last 30 years. Melanoma kills more men than women in the UK even though more women are diagnosed with the disease. The good news is that if skin cancer is found at an early stage it’s easier to treat and chances of survival are much better.
Skin cancer can develop anywhere on the body, but in men it’s particularly common on the back and chest. Get to know your skin and if you notice any changes to the size, shape or colour of a mole or any other change to a mole or normal patch of skin, your local GP surgery should be your first port of call.
The team from Cancer Research UK will be around the stadium from 5pm on Friday, giving out magnifying glasses and information on the signs of skin cancer.
By visiting the Cancer Awareness Roadshow units on Wednesday, you can talk to a specialist nurse in a private consultation room, have free health tests, and pick up useful health information on reducing your cancer risk. And when you speak to the Cancer Research UK team, you will be in with a chance of winning a signed cricket bat!
Richard Kaye, YCCC Sales & Marketing Director, said: “Cricket, as a summer sport, provides extended exposure to the sun for both players and spectators alike so we are delighted to be hosting the Cancer Awareness Roadshow. This event is a great opportunity for our supporters to learn more about the warning signs of all forms of cancer, and skin cancer in particular. We’d encourage people to act early if they notice a change in their skin and get it checked out, as naturally we want all our supporters to be following us for many years to come.”