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Groups aim to promote importance of cancer screening in Slough

James Hockaday

James Hockaday

Groups aim to promote importance of cancer screening in Slough

Two groups joined forces to raise awareness of bowel cancer at the Horlicks factory in Slough on Tuesday, April 12.

Macmillan Cancer Support and Slough Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) set up a stand at the factory in Stoke Poges Lane to give out health tips to employees to mark bowel cancer awareness month.

Event organiser Whitney Blunt, of Slough CCG, said: “We’re trying to promote the importance of cancer screening. Slough has a very low rate.”

People who spoke to Macmillan staff at the stand were given a raffle ticket, with the chance to win shopping vouchers worth £25 up for grabs.

Ms Blunt said: “Bowel cancer is the third most common cancer in the world for both men and women.

“If diagnosed at an early stage, bowel cancer can be treated very successfully in over 90 per cent of cases, however it remains the UK’s second biggest cancer killer.”

Macmillan and Slough CCG will be holding a similar awareness event at Mars in Slough today (Tuesday) from 9am to 2pm, complete with a giant inflatable walk-through colon.

Click here to find out more about bowel cancer.

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