Yorkshire’s independent cancer charity. A Yorkshire charity for Yorkshire folk.
We believe every single person in every community in and around Yorkshire should have the very best chance of living a long and healthy life with, without and beyond cancer.
Since 2015 we’ve been working towards our goal of 2,000 fewer people dying of cancer, every year in Yorkshire. We’re working in local communities, raising awareness of cancer symptoms, making sure people attend their screenings and investing in leading-edge cancer research.
We’re investing £6.5m into research and health services in order to improve early diagnosis, treatment and quality of life for Yorkshire cancer patients.
In Yorkshire, you’re more likely to get cancer and more likely to die from it than almost anywhere else in England. Cancer is related to many things such as our genes and age. But it’s also affected by our lifestyle – not looking after ourselves properly, not eating right, not being active enough or making good choices for our health.
Using research, we look more closely at these and other factors to find new and improved ways to help people improve their health and understand how they can have the best chance of avoiding cancer. We test new ways to find cancer early, how best to treat it and how to support people to ensure they have the best chance of surviving and coping with their cancer.