Residents can get free tips from nurses at a health roadshow in Irvine on how to reduce the risk of cancer and spot it early.

Cancer Research UK nurses Darragh Casey and Christine Campbell will be at the Rivergate Centre, Fullarton Square, Irvine on Tuesday July 19 between 10am and 4pm.

They’ll return to the same venue on Tuesday September 6.

Darragh Casey, Cancer Research UK cancer awareness nurse in Scotland, said: “Around four in 10 cases of cancer could be prevented each year in the UK largely through changes like stopping smoking and keeping a healthy weight.

“We’re here to help and are looking forward to talking to lots of people across Scotland about the steps they can take to help reduce their risk of cancer.

“Cancer hasn’t stopped because of the pandemic and it’s vital that people seek help for any unusual signs or symptoms. Treatment is far more likely to be effective when cancers are diagnosed at an early stage, which is why it’s so important for people to listen to their bodies and tell their doctor if they notice a change that isn’t normal for them. By returning to the venue we are able to provide ongoing support, and people we’ve met can come back and let us know how they’re getting on.”