Wise up to cancer


The Wise up to Cancer initiative is a new and exciting project that is being funded by Yorkshire Cancer Research here in Wakefield. There are a number of pharmacies in the Wakefield District that are delivering Wise up to Cancer checks.

The aim of the project is to increase awareness of the signs and symptoms of cancer, the more people know, the more likely they are to visit the GP earlier.  The project raises awareness that some lifestyle choices may increase the risk of getting cancer and also provides information about the NHS cancer screening programmes for cervical, breast and bowel cancer.

If you are aged 18+ and are any one of the following you are entitled to receive a check:

  • Female over 25
  • Male over 60
  • Smoker or ex-smoker

To find out more information and where you can receive a free check got to the Yorkshire Cancer Research website.

Participating Wakefield pharmacies

The following pharmacies are delivering Wise Up To Cancer checks in the Wakefield District:

  • Lloyds Pharmacy
    Trinity Medical Centre, Thornhill Street, Wakefield WF1 1PG,  01924 373062
  • Whitworth Pharmacy
    Kinsley Medical Centre, Wakefield Road, Kinsley WF9 5BP, 01977 611571
  • Sharlston Pharmacy
    Weeland Road, Sharlston WF4 1DB, 01924 860361
  • Cohen’s Chemist
    Station Lane Medical Centre, Station Lane, Featherstone WF7 5BE, 01977 791546
  • Lloyds Pharmacy
    Wrangbrook Road, Upton WF9 1JU, 01977 643809
  • Lloyds Pharmacy
    Stockingate, South Kirby WF9 3NU, 01977 642352
  • Lloyds Pharmacy
    Carlton Street, Castleford WF10 1DX, 01977 559133
  • Lloyds Pharmacy
    Tieve Tara Surgery, Park Dale, Airedale WF10 2QT, 01977 603429
  • Rowlands Pharmacy
    High Street, Ferrybridge WF11 8NQ, 01977 6 72522

Contact us

Public Health

Wakefield Council
Wakefield One
PO Box 700
Wakefield
WF1 2EB

0345 8 506 506

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