Cancer pop-up shop

Everyday, roughly 5 people in Wandsworth are told by their doctor that the have cancer. That’s enough to fill 29 London buses in a year. The Cancer pop-up shop is open from 9am to 7pm, Monday to Saturday from the 18th of January until February 8th. Everyone is welcome to pop into the shop, find it on Mitcham Road, opposite Pearl Chemist.

The Wandsworth Council wants more residents to ‘get to know cancer’ – to know what choices they can make to reduce their chance of getting it, and to be able to recognise the signs and symptoms so as to catch it early.

This year the pop-up shop aims to tackle the 700 cancers in Wandsworth that could be prevented by lifestyle changes. Friendly nurses will be on hand to give advice and free health check-ups, including blood sugar, blood pressure and BMI monitoring, as well as to look at worrying lumps and moles.

People will also be encouraged to take advantage of the support offered by Wandsworth Council, such as getting support to achieve a health goal with our health trainer services, loosing weight and quitting smoking, in addition to exercise taster sessions such as healthy walking groups.

A special thanks to Pearl Chemist for their support in this campaign.

Get to Know Cancer Pop-up Shop

Where – Micham Road, Tooting (opposite Pearl Chemist)

When – January 18 – February 8, 9am to 7pm.

1 Cancer pop-up shop open from Monday Accessed online 20 January 2016 http://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/news/article/13177/cancer_pop-up_shop_open_from_monday

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