Talking About Cancer: free online cancer awareness course


Talking About Cancer: free online cancer awareness course


Starting 05 June 2017 00:00 through to 03 September 2017 23:59

  • Running from Monday 5 June 2017 - online
  • Sign up now at
  • This course is suitable for anyone working or volunteering in health or in the community
  • It takes 3 hours in total, at your own pace, and is mobile-friendly, so you can take part on any device


What's the course about?

1 in 2 people will develop cancer in their lifetime, and at Cancer Research UK we think it’s essential to get people talking openly about the disease. This free online cancer awareness course has proved a huge success in helping build people’s confidence and “know-how” to separate myths from facts and encourage healthy lifestyle changes and spotting cancer early. Join thousands of people worldwide to learn practical skills for having conversations that could help save lives. Watch the course trailer to find out more.

Talking About Cancer is led by our expert trainers Gwen Kaplan and Gill Kilgour, drawing on their years of experience as nurses. You’ll learn through quizzes, articles, interactive discussion and video scenarios demonstrating conversational dos and don’ts. Here’s what previous participants have said about how it’s benefitted them: 

“I believe passionately that a course like this, that encourages people to be open about health issues and points the way to reliable resources, can save lives” – Barbara, person affected by cancer

“An interesting, engaging and evidenced-based training course that is relevant to many health professionals and others supporting people with health issues” - health professional


How do I take part?

Sign up now at

And spread the word and encourage your colleagues, professional networks, friends and family to sign up too - you can download the course flyer to share.


Cancer Research UK - online
on any computer or mobile device
United Kingdom
Charlann Peggie 5 Years Ago
Thanks for sharing, I have just gone in to sign up and the course opened on 27 February, so no need to wait!