STAND UP TO CANCER YOUTUBE PARTY
On 17th October, a host of YouTube’s brightest stars such as Caspar Lee, Dan Howell, Jim Chapman and Pixiwoo will join forces with celebrities to take part in an interactive, record-breaking 12 hour live streamed event for Stand Up To Cancer, a joint national fundraising campaign from Cancer Research UK and Channel 4 to accelerate ground breaking cancer research.Find out more
Fundraise in school
Every year, Stand Up To Cancer unites the UK in the fight against cancer. This year, we need schools across the UK to join us because together, we have the power to save lives.Register for your free schools pack
HOW OUR RESEARCH WILL BEAT CANCER SOONER
All the money you raise will go straight to translational research. It takes developments in the lab and transforms them into new tests and treatments for cancer patients.
BE SMART. BE ACTIVE.
WHAT IS CANCER?
There are more than 200 types of cancer and they have one thing in common – they’re caused by the uncontrolled growth of your body’s cells. There are things we can do to reduce the risk of getting cancer including changing our lifestyles.
We’ve already made huge progress. We have the knowledge and the technology, what we need now is the money to bring it all together. And we won’t stop until all 200 are beaten.More about cancer
HOW TO SPOT IT
If it’s diagnosed early, we have more chance of beating cancer. So get to know your body. If you spot any unexplained or persistent changes, go to see your doctor.
Unusual lumps or swelling, unexplained weight loss, breathlessness or blood in your urine or bowels are common symptoms. Keep an eye out and if you spot them, stop cancer in its tracks.
More about symptoms
REDUCE THE RISK
Experts estimate that more than 4 in 10 cancer cases could be prevented by lifestyle changes. Smoking is the biggest preventable cause of cancer in the world, so if you’re a smoker the best thing you can do for your health is to quit. Keeping a healthy weight, cutting down on alcohol, being physically active, having a healthy balanced diet and enjoying the sun safely are all also great ways to reduce the risk of cancer.
Living a healthy lifestyle isn’t a guarantee against cancer, but it helps stack the odds in your favour.MORE ABOUT HEALTHY LIVING