Brake backs better cancer education for young people


Tom Brake MP is supporting the Teenage Cancer Trust campaign to make cancer education a key part of health education in secondary schools.

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The Trust’s aim is to teach young people about the types of cancer likely to affect them and how to spot the signs and symptoms.

This comes following the Department for Education’s publication of new proposals that will see a mandatory programme of relationships, sex education and health education delivered in schools.

Teenage Cancer Trust is concerned that this draft guidance currently misses out crucial information about cancer.

Carshalton & Wallington MP Tom Brake said:

“Early detection can make an enormous difference in cancer survival rates and treatment success. That is why we must push for education of the signs and symptoms of cancer amongst young people, so that those affected can seek assistance as soon as possible.”


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