MP Mark Menzies has backed a charity campaigning to “lift the lid” on the effects of bowel cancer.
Mr Menzies, member for Fylde, joined bowel cancer patients at a Beating Bowel Cancer evening in Westminster to hear about the charity’s action plan and the steps needed to improve awareness, diagnosis and treatment of the disease.
Bowel cancer is the UK’s second biggest cancer killer with more than 100 people being diagnosed with the condition every day.
Mr Menzies said: “There needs to be a continued focus on bowel cancer as it is such an important health issue.
“Knowing the symptoms and getting help early is vital, which is why I’m pleased to support this worthy cause.”
The overall five-year survival rate of those diagnosed is just over 50 per cent, but research suggests the Government could cut deaths from bowel cancer by 60 per cent by 2025 if it followed its recommendations.
To find out more about bowel cancer visit the charity’s website at www.beatingbowelcancer.org or call the helpline on 08450 719301.