Residents can get free advice from nurses at a health roadshow in Irvine on how to reduce cancer risk and catch it early.

Nurses Darragh Casey and Christine Campbell from Cancer Research UK will be at the Rivergate Centre, Fullarton Square, Irvine on Tuesday July 19 between 10am and 4pm.

They will return to the same location on Tuesday, September 6.

Darragh Casey, Cancer Research UK’s Cancer Awareness Nurse in Scotland, said: ‘Around four in 10 cases of cancer could be prevented each year in the UK, largely through changes such as stopping smoking and maintaining a healthy weight.

“We are here to help and look forward to speaking with many people across Scotland about the steps they can take to help reduce their risk of cancer.

“Cancer has not stopped because of the pandemic and it is vital that people seek help for any unusual signs or symptoms. Treatment is much more likely to be successful when cancers are diagnosed at an early stage, which is why it’s so important for people to listen to their bodies and let their doctor know if they notice any change that isn’t normal. for them. By returning to the scene, we are able to provide ongoing support, and people we have met can come back and let us know how they are doing.