Obesity and cancer: Information for Health Professionals

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Support our obesity awareness campaign

Live 26th February – 25th March.

We’re running a national campaign to raise awareness of the link between cancer and obesity.

Download the campaign briefing

Obesity is the second biggest preventable cause of cancer in the UK but research shows that only 15% of the public are aware of the link.

Talking to patients about their weight can be difficult but a recent survey found that 93% of patients feel comfortable discussing their weight with a health professional (CRUK Panel Survey, 2016).

Here you’ll find useful information and practical resources to support your patient conversations.

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