CATHERINE SHOWS SUPPORT FOR BETTER BOWEL CANCER OUTCOMES
This week Catherine attended the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Bowel Cancer’s drop-in event, with the charity Bowel Cancer UK, to show her support for their work in improving outcomes across the country.
Nearly 16,800 people die each year from bowel cancer but if diagnosed early, 9 in 10 people will survive the disease. Worryingly in the North East rates are higher than national average with below average survival rates.
Catherine showed her support for improving outcomes in the North East and raising awareness of Bowel Cancer. You can find out more about the work of Bowel Cancer UK on their website – https://www.bowelcanceruk.org.uk/.
“It is concerning that the rates of bowel cancer are higher in the North East and we must do more to raise awareness of bowel cancer as early diagnosis is crucial for survival rates. The work of Bowel Cancer UK is crucial for this.
“Labour’s 10 year plan for reforming health and care services would speed up treatment, harnessing life sciences and technology to reduce preventable illness and cut health inequalities. This also includes improving cancer survival rates by hitting NHS cancer waiting time and early diagnosis targets within five years, making sure the NHS is there for people when they need it.”