MP supports World Cancer Day
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06 Feb 2019
West MP Margaret Greenwood has attended an event in Parliament to pledge her
support to World Cancer Day 2019 which took place on 6 February.
from the NHS show that there are around 2,200 cancer cases and around 1,000
cancer deaths each year in Wirral.
to Cancer Research UK, almost four in 10 cancer cases in England could be
prevented. Smoking is the largest preventable cause of cancer in the England –
in Wirral 15.7% of adults currently smoke.
Research UK also states that bowel screening is one of the best ways to
diagnose bowel cancer earlier, but uptake is low. Currently in England, men and
women, aged 60 to 74, are invited for bowel cancer screening and are sent a
screening test every two years in the post. Only 58.2% of people in Wirral take
part in bowel cancer screening compared to 59% nationally, and Cancer Research
UK wants the figure to be at 75%.
was pleased to be able to attend this important event in Parliament to mark
this year’s World Cancer Day.
is a day for us all to unite in the fight against cancer, raise awareness and
show our support for everyone affected by cancer and the scientists, doctors
and nurses working together to beat over 200 cancer types.
diagnosis is vitally important as it can give patients more effective treatment
options, improving their chance of survival.
would urge people who are eligible for screening to take up this opportunity.”
2017/18, Cancer Research UK spent over £27million on research in the North
West, while in 2017, 36,236 people took part in Cancer Research UK events in
can contact Cancer Research UK on 0300 123 1022 for
general enquiries or 0808 800 4040 for cancer related questions. Alternatively,
you can visit the organisation’s website – www.cancerresearchuk.org – if you would like to
know more about its work.