Cancer awareness training programme benefits


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Would you like to learn more about how to talk about cancer, reducing risk and early diagnosis?

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Cancer Research UK’s cancer awareness training programme, Talk Cancer, was created by nurses in 2012 and since then we have trained over 6,000 people through the workshops. You can be certain that the content in the workshops is reliable, as it is always backed up by the latest cancer evidence.

Helping to create positive, sustainable change in how people talk and think about cancer and health, your cancer awareness journey doesn’t stop after the Talk Cancer training. You can receive further information on reducing cancer risk, cancer screening and the importance of early diagnosis through the Facebook Community Group, newsletter and resources. This means that you’ll have the most up-to-date information, to help inform your cancer conversations now and in the future.

How we know our cancer awareness training helps you

Making sure that what we deliver is as effective as possible and offers you value for time, we evaluate every workshop to measure the impact of the cancer awareness training programme. We use pre and post workshop surveys to demonstrate the shifts in trainee’s knowledge, attitudes, and confidence to talk about cancer.

This ongoing evaluation shows that the cancer awareness training programme, Talk Cancer, has consistently high impact for participants by:

  • increasing their knowledge of cancer risk factors
  • increasing their knowledge of NHS Cancer Screening Programmes
  • breaking down negative beliefs about cancer
  • increasing their confidence in talking about different aspects of cancer with the public

Some evaluation highlights from April 2020- April 2021 include:

Trainees’ confidence to discuss cancer increased from 66% to 99%

Confidence to discuss the national cancer screening programmes more than doubled from 41% to 98%

95% of trainees were satisfied with the Talk Cancer workshop


Join the cancer conversation

Interact with fellow cancer champions and grow your confidence to talk about cancer. You can keep your knowledge fresh with regular updates on cancer awareness topics such as reducing cancer risk and the importance of early diagnosis through our Twitter, Facebook Community Group and newsletter.

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