Do your bit

The more we share the positive, ‘other side’ of cancer’s story, the more likely people will get checked, get treated and get better. Get behind the wee c and together we’ll bring cancer down to size.

Play your part, make a difference

Reducing your risk of cancer. Detecting cancer early. Treating cancer. These are all things we can do, but we need your help to share the message.

Here you can get involved, or encourage someone you know to do their bit.

Click below to show you’re playing your part in turning the Big C into the wee c.

Volunteer where it matters

Support the brilliant work of our wee c supporters by volunteering your time and skills.

Play your part and together you’ll be helping to bring cancer down to size.

Stick to a healthy body weight

Being a healthy bodyweight is one way to reduce your likelihood of getting cancer. A good way to work out if you weigh the right amount for your height is to calculate your BMI. A ‘healthy’ BMI is 18.5 to 25.

So play your part and weigh yourself at the start of every month, calculate your BMI and take steps to reduce your weight if you need to

If you don't like it, don't lump it

Most women know that a lump can be a sign of breast cancer. If you do find a lump or notice other changes in your breasts it doesn't necessarily mean you have cancer. But you do need to get it looked at by your doctor – just to rule it out. 

No matter what it is, the earlier it’s found, the easier it is to treat.

So play your part, and check your breasts regularly. Get screened when you’re invited and see your GP if you notice any changes.

Help make meetings healthier

If you ever go to meetings where the food is unhealthy and you're stuck sitting down for hours, get behind the Scottish Cancer Prevention Network’s Healthy Meetings campaign.

So play your part today. Take along a healthy meetings scorecard, give feedback and help make meetings healthier all round. 

Catch bowel cancer with its trousers down

You’re 14 times more likely to survive bowel cancer when it’s found early. The best way to do so is by completing and returning your home bowel screening test. If you’re between 50 and 74, you’ll receive your kit through your letterbox every two years. The test, that can spot hidden blood in your poo - often a sign of bowel cancer – can be completed in the privacy of your own home. So play your part and make sure you or someone close to you does the test. Could be your gran, could be Big Jim over the road. Either way, it could save someone’s life.