Mark Tami pledges to help stop bowel cancer in Alyn and Deeside with Bowel Cancer UK

Bowel cancerMark Tami spoke in depth in the recent Back Bench Business Committee’s debate for a New Cancer Strategy. Mr Tami was therefore keen to pledge his support at a recent event held at Westminster by the charity Bowel Cancer UK to take action in Parliament and locally to stop bowel cancer.

Bowel cancer is the second biggest cancer killer in the UK, affecting both men and women. Every year over 41,500 people are diagnosed with bowel cancer, that’s one diagnosis every 15 minutes, and more than 16,000 people die of the disease.  Bowel Cancer UK supports research and campaigns to stop bowel cancer.

Mark Tami MP said, “As the local MP, I am totally committed to improving outcomes for all cancer patients both locally and nationally. Early diagnosis is a key aspect of the proposed New Cancer Strategy and that is essential to people suffering from bowel cancer as bowel cancer is preventable, treatable and curable, if it is diagnosed early.  That’s why I’m backing Bowel Cancer UK’s call to improve bowel cancer services. I also support their aspiration to transform survival rates from one in two surviving bowel cancer for five years to three in four surviving by 2025.”

Deborah Alsina, Chief Executive of Bowel Cancer UK, said, “Bowel cancer is the UK’s second biggest cancer killer with survival rates being one of the lowest in Europe.  As a charity, we are determined to save lives and improve the quality of life for all those affected by bowel cancer.  But we can’t do it on our own. The support of people such as Mark Tami is vital to helping us make a difference. That’s why I’d like to thank Mark for supporting our campaign to stop bowel cancer. Together we can save lives.”