Scottish Cancer Prevention Network

Talking About Cancer: Free Online Cancer Awareness Course from Cancer Research UK

  • February 27, 2017

  • Free

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Runs from Monday 27 February and takes 3 hours, at your own pace. The course is mobile-friendly, so you can take part on any device.


1 in 2 people will develop cancer in their lifetime. This free online cancer awareness course has proved a huge success in helping build confidence and “know-how” to separate myths from facts and encourage healthy lifestyle changes and spotting cancer early. Join thousands of people worldwide to learn practical skills for having conversations that could help save lives. Watch the course trailer to find out more.


Talking About Cancer is led by our expert trainers Gwen Kaplan and Gill Kilgour, drawing on their years of experience as nurses. You’ll learn through quizzes, articles, interactive discussion and video scenarios demonstrating conversational dos and don’ts. Here’s what previous participants have said about how it’s benefitted them:


“It has helped me to understand how to dispel the myths about cancer and confidently talk about cancer openly to people. I now know how to tailor a conversation about cancer to the needs of the individual and how I can help a person come to terms with and support them with a cancer diagnosis” – Kitty, health professional


“I believe passionately that a course like this, that encourages people to be open about health issues and points the way to reliable resources, can save lives” – Barbara, person affected by cancer


Find our more and sign up here. Please do spread the word and encourage your colleagues, professional networks, friends and family to sign up too.