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Talking About Cancer: Reducing Risk, Early Detection and Myth-busting

Gain the tips, tools and confidence to have conversations that could save lives.

Talking about cancer can be difficult. You might be worried that you’ll say the wrong thing or that you simply don’t know enough about the subject.

This course draws on the knowledge of Cancer Research UK experts. In 3 hours over 3 weeks (or at your own pace) you’ll find out how to encourage people to make healthy lifestyle changes, access local services or visit their doctor promptly if they notice changes to their body. The skills you gain may also be useful in talking to people already affected by cancer.

Learning is through quizzes, articles, discussions and videos demonstrating conversational dos and don’ts.

By the end of the course you’ll be able to….

• Summarise simple, reliable facts about cancer, prevention, early diagnosis and screening

• Engage those around you in effective conversations about cancer

• Identify appropriate sources of support and information, and signpost people to them

• Assess the barriers that can prevent people from changing their lifestyle or visiting the doctor, and engage them in a way that encourages them to take action

• Develop a plan of action for talking about cancer

The course is suitable for anyone with an interest in the topic and aims to help with both personal and professional conversations about cancer and health. It can be accessed via desktop, mobile and tablet.

What do people say about this course?

“The course has surpassed my expectations not only for the valuable information related to cancer and awareness, also to the transferable ideas and tools provided…I feel much more confident in talking about cancer with others.” - Debbie, allied health assistant

“An interesting, engaging and evidenced-based training course that is relevant to many health professionals and others supporting people with health issues.” – healthcare professional