Be Cancer Aware

The Be Cancer Aware co-production project, which is supported by the North East and Cumbria Learning Disability Network and the Northern Cancer Alliance, usually deliver cancer awareness courses in the community, but the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in the team turning to video to deliver their important messages to people with a learning disability, their families and carers.


This four-minute Time to Talk about Cancer film features people with a learning disability talking about the common signs of cancer, the importance of knowing what is normal for you and encouraging people with any concerns to tell their doctor.

The signs of cancer film has been made to help people with a learning disability understand more about cancer and what to do if they are worried.

The lung cancer film has also been made to help people with a learning disability to be aware of symptoms related to this type of cancer.

A range of easy read materials can be found on the Macmillan website at