Run Race for Life in Portsmouth and help promote screening

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THE city’s NHS is appealing for women to take part in the Race for Life to raise awareness about cancer screening.

Cervical cancer and breast cancer affects over 50,000 women in the UK every year – but screening can detect the disease early.

NHS Portsmouth is looking for a team of 20 women to take part in Cancer Research’s fundraiser in Southsea this summer and raise the profile of screening in the community.

Amy Pollard, NHS Portsmouth’s screening lead, said: ‘NHS screening programmes for breast cancer and cervical changes can help offer early treatment that is most effective for fighting these cancers, but too many women are missing this chance.’

The Race for Life will take place on Sunday, July 24. NHS Portsmouth’s team will race in special screening T-shirts. To take part contact Amy Pollard on (023) 9268 4846 or email amy.pollard@ports.nhs.uk.