University campaign to raise awareness of lymphatic cancer

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A CAMPAIGN to raise awareness of the most common cancer in people under the age of 30 is coming 
to the University of Portsmouth.

The PITS (persistent lumps, itching, tiredness and sweating) campaign aims to help people understand more about lymphatic cancer.

A stall will be manned at the university’s freshers fair on September 16 and 17.

There will be promotional freebies and the chance to win a branded pint glass by taking part in a survey.

Matt Watkins, who runs the PITS campaign, said: ‘Lymphoma is the most common cancer in the under-30s, yet many young adults know nothing about it until they are directly affected by it.

‘It’s particularly important that students know about lymphoma because it’s easy to dismiss common symptoms, such as tiredness, as a side effect of a busy student lifestyle.

‘They should visit a 
doctor if they experience symptoms.’