Health has been uppermost on most people’s minds this year and recently I was contacted by two student-led groups at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry about a community, interactive webinar on Cancer which aims to bring awareness on the signs and symptoms of cancer as well as how to self-check and get the appropriate help.
The groups are ROCK (Reconnecting Our Community through Kindness) which has the aim of encouraging students to engage in community activities and Oncology Society (OncoSoc), which is an academic group focused on all aspects of cancer management, from primary care screening to cutting-edge research.
The event is called: “Lumps & Bumps: Let’s Talk Cancer”
The purpose of this event is to:
- Raise awareness of cancers that affect both males and females (looking at cervical/testicular, breast, bowel and lung cancer – the online event will be segregated for males and females to allow everyone to feel comfortable )
- Highlight the signs and symptoms of cancer
- How to self check yourself – including live explanations
- Who and where to go for help and advice
- De-bunking myths surrounding cancer
- Followed by a live Q&A with a GP
The groups hope that raising awareness on this sensitive topic will help increase the likelihood of self-checking and encourage members within the community to visit their GP early when something does not look right.
The groups make it very clear that the webinar does not replace the need for people to visit their GP if they have any concerns, but should help people be more aware of what is concerning and have more confidence to book and attend an appointment.
The webinar takes place on Zoom on the 6th of December 2020 from 2-3:30 pm.
The link to register is as follows: https://bit.ly/LetsTalkCancer