Mark Tami MP Supports Cancer Research UK’s Cross Cancer Out Campaign On World Cancer Day

Alyn & Deeside MP, Mark Tami, is backing an appeal from Cancer Research UK to save the lives of more cancer patients, as news comes that one in two people will be diagnosed with the disease at some point in their lives.

The new figure was announced on World Cancer Day to highlight the urgent need to bolster public health and cancer services so they can cope with a growing and ageing population and the looming demands for better diagnostics, treatments, and earlier diagnosis.

Mark Tami MP said: “I am backing the Cross Cancer Out campaign by Cancer Research UK because it cannot be underestimated the impact that a cancer diagnosis can have.

In Wales two people are diagnosed with cancer every hour and this number is set to rise so it is vital that we detect cancer earlier across the UK.”

Currently, UK cancer survival rates are still lagging behind the best in Europe and too many cancers are diagnosed at an advanced stage, when they are harder to treat successfully.

Cancer Research UK says that support for public awareness campaigns, increasing screening uptake and ensuring equal access to innovative evidence-based treatments are key to saving more lives.

For more information and ways to get involved in the campaign, visit cruk.org/crosscancerout or join the conversation on twitter #CrossCancerOut.