Justin Madders, MP for Ellesmere Port and Neston, is supporting the charity Beating Bowel Cancer in its quest to raise awareness of the disease.
At a recent Parliamentary event Justin met bowel cancer patients and survivors, health professionals and members of the charity to hear more about how improving earlier diagnosis of the disease can increase survival rates.
“Bowel cancer is the UK’s second biggest cancer killer but this doesn’t have to be the case; if caught early over 90% of those diagnosed can survive more than five years.
“I was interested to hear Beating Bowel Cancer’s plans for the future and pleased to pledge my support for them. We all need to do our bit to keep bowel cancer at the forefront of the agenda and to ensure that the Government focuses on increasing efforts to improve early diagnosis rates; prompt diagnosis and treatment of bowel cancer must be a priority for the NHS if we are to save more lives.”
To find out more about bowel cancer visit the charity’s website www.beatingbowelcancer.org or call their Nurse Helpline on 020 8973 0011.