Cancer Awareness Speakers: Health Experts & Survivors.

11th Feb 2022

Cancer is one of the world’s most common illnesses and yet, it’s often a topic we struggle to discuss.  In 2018 alone,18 million people worldwide were diagnosed with cancer according to Cancer Research UK.

Each year there are a number of event days that help to raise awareness of cancers and the symptoms to watch out for. March is both Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month and Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.

Our cancer keynote speakers have experienced first-hand the devastating effects of cancer on both patients and their family’s.  From GP’s to cancer survivors, their personal stories can be hard-hitting, but also inspirational tales of determination and pure strength.

Available for informative medical keynotes or motivational talks, below are just a few of our top Cancer Awareness Speakers for events this Ovarian and Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.

Male Cancer Expert Speakers.

Clive Branson’s own diagnosis of prostate cancer makes him one of our most motivational speakers on the topic. In 2017, Clive was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease and subsequently lost his career, income, confidence and was starting to lose his identity.  But more recently, Clive was given the devastating diagnosis of stage two prostate cancer. Unfortunately, his Motor Neurone disease means that doctors cannot operate. Today, Clive’s mission now is to actively demonstrate that we do have the ability to overcome adversity.  Resilience, Hope and Positivity are crucial words in his vocabulary. He is a truly inspirational speaker who can connect emotionally with any audience also struggling with a diagnosis.

Dr Mark Porter MBE,  is an award-winning BBC journalist and NHS doctor.  He currently presents Radio 4’s flagship medical series Inside Health and reports on medical issues for BBC1’s The One Show. He is also a columnist for The Times.

Dr Rangan Chatterjee is currently regarded as one of the most influential doctors in the UK and has been called a pioneer in modern medicine, looking at the ways we practise medicine by challenging the ways that we look at illness.  Dr Rangan is a captivating and inspirational speaker who can offer unique talks on how to take back control of your life after diagnosis. His goal is to empower you to become the architect of your own health.

Female Cancer Expert Speakers

Yomi Adegoke is an ambassador for gynaecological cancer charity the Eve Appeal and often speaks at their events. As a multi-award winning journalist, presenter and social commentator, Yomi is a popular speaker for festivals and prestigious panels events such as Guardian Fresh Voices, The British Library and Intelligence Squared.

Dr Nighat Arif is a family GP specialising in women’s health.  Dr Nighat is confident in front of an audience and has hosted women’s health workshops and keynote speeches across the country.  A popular TV doctor, her natural ability to connect with an audience has not gone unnoticed, seeing her get regularly booked for talks on the more sensitive subjects.

Dr Zoe Williams is a practising NHS GP and media medical advisor, with accolades such as being named on Pulse Power 50  as one of the country’s most influential GP’s. Outside of the surgery Zoe is a National Advisor for Public Health England and is a clinical advisor to the RCGP.  She is also a director and founding member of the British Society of Lifestyle Medicine and recently worked with Estee Lauder for their Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign.

Other Cancer Awareness Speakers Include;

Jeremy Bowen BBC Middle East Editor reporter journalist bowel cancer speaker at agent Great British Speakers

BBC correspondent Jeremy Bowen is a well-known bowel cancer sufferer and is raising the profile of a campaign by Bowel Cancer UK for an optimal bowel cancer screening programme, in which he relates to his own diagnosis and treatment.


Lauren Mahon is a self-made female boss who took a devastating breast cancer diagnosis and: turned it into an online platform with a following of thousands, started a fundraising community that raises significant amounts of money that goes directly to help fellow cancer sufferers; created a successful merchandise company. And also started a number one podcast!

Hire a Health Speaker for Cancer Awareness Events

If you’re holding an event for Cancer Awareness and would like to hire a motivational keynote speaker to share their story or an expert medical professional to hold a keynote talk on the signs and symptoms or how to cope with a diagnosis then do get in touch with us at Great British Speakers by emailing Jane Farnham and Steve Denison at or call +44 1753 439 289

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