Less Survivable Cancers Awareness Day

Less Survivable Cancers Awareness Day

Posted 19 January, 2022 at 08:12

Author Jessica McClory on behalf of In Sues Name


The Less Survivable Cancers Taskforce (LSCT) is launching the first ever Less Survivable Cancers Awareness Day to raise the profile of the six less survivable cancers (brain, liver, lung, oesophageal, pancreatic and stomach) and to highlight the critical importance of early diagnosis in improving survival.

The aim of the day is to raise awareness of the less survivable cancers (LSCs) and their symptoms with the public, and encourage people to see their GP if they are concerned. The day also aims to raise awareness of LSCs with healthcare professionals, policymakers, and politicians across the four nations.

According to the LSCT, the six less survivable common cancers are responsible for almost half of all cancer deaths and make up a quarter of cancer cases each year in the UK. Furthermore, just 16% of people survive for five years after being diagnosed with these cancers.

You can track this important awareness day on Twitter by following the hashtags #LessSurvivableCancersAwarenessDay and #CloseTheDeadlyCancerGap

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