Mark Tami MP Supports Beating Bowel Cancer

Beating Bowel Cancer

Mark Tami MP attended a Westminster reception hosted by the charity Beating Bowel Cancer to help raise awareness of the disease.

The Alyn & Deeside MP heard about Beating Bowel Cancer’s action plan and the steps needed to significantly improve awareness, diagnosis and treatment of the disease.

Mark Tami MP, said: “Bowel cancer is the UK’s second biggest cancer killer with over 100 people being diagnosed with the condition every day. Knowing the symptoms and getting help early is vital which is why I will be helping to ‘lift the lid’ on bowel cancer and raise awareness in Alyn & Deeside.”

Mark Flannagan, Chief Executive of the charity Beating Bowel Cancer, said: “If you diagnose bowel cancer early and treat it, the vast majority of people can be cured. Over 90% of people diagnosed with stage one bowel cancer will be alive five years later. Improving bowel cancer outcomes are everyone’s responsibility and at Beating Bowel Cancer, we are determined to play our part.

“We need to ensure that bowel cancer is kept high on the political agenda because we know we can save lives. By working together, we have the chance to make bowel cancer a rare cancer killer instead of a common cancer killer within the life of the next government.”

To find out more about bowel cancer please visit the charity’s website www.beatingbowelcancer.org or call their helpline on 08450 719 301.