World Cancer Day was marked with a special event on the mezzanine at Blackpool Victoria Hospital.
Patients, staff and the public visited information stands and made pledges to fight cancer at the awareness event on Friday, February 3.
More than 100 people made a pledge and £450 was raised to be used to enhance cancer services within the Trust.
One of the many teams from Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to be represented at the event was the Colorectal Cancer and Stoma department.
Nichola Ritchie, Colorectal Cancer and Stoma Clinical Nurse Specialist, said: “As a team we pledged to help our patients reduce their risk of cancer recurrence through promoting active and healthy lifestyles during and after treatment.
“The event helped us to highlight the importance of early detection and recognition of bowel cancer symptoms.
“Bowel Cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the UK and each year in Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre alone we see around 270 new cases. Bowel cancer is treatable, if caught early, and we are capturing more early stage cancers with the introduction of the bowel cancer screening service.”
Internationally, World Cancer Day took place on Saturday, February 4, however, the Trust had its event on Friday, February 3, so that more people had the opportunity to attend.
Visit www.worldcancerday.org for more information World Cancer Day.
For all media enquiries please contact Ingrid Kent, Communications and Digital Media Officer, on 01253 95 68 75 or Ingrid.Kent@bfwhospitals.nhs.uk