ALL-OUT efforts to create a world where the risk of bowel cancer no longer exists are being supported by a Cheshire MP.
Justin Madders, MP for Ellesmere Port and Neston and formerly shadow health secretary, attended a key event in Parliament organised by Bowel Cancer UK.
‘Five Ways We Can Beat Bowel Cancer’ was the focus of a drop-in event arranged by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Bowel Cancer in Portcullis House.
The main objective of the occasion was to draw attention to the fact that many people consider bowel cancer to be an older person’s complaint but one of Mr Madders’ constituents was only 42 when he had to be treated for the disease
“Many people my age and younger will get it and we need better practices to ensure the older person’s myth is dispelled,” said the Ellesmere Port constituent.
Bowel cancer is the UK’s fourth most common cancer with 16,800 people tragically dying from the disease every year but it is treatable and curable if caught early enough. Indeed, nine in 10 people will survive bowel cancer if diagnosed at the earliest stage.
Mr Madders said: “It was great to meet @bowelcanceruk at the @BowelCancerAPPG drop-in event in Parliament to show my support for work happening across the country to create a world where nobody dies of #BowelCancer.”