James Brokenshire has heard how simple steps could help cut cancer as part an awareness raising event in Westminster. James heard from cancer nurses how early diagnosis can help save lives as he stepped aboard the Cancer Research UK’s Cancer Awareness bus as it made a special stop outside the Houses of Parliament last week.
James climbed on board to learn more about the steps people can take to reduce their risk of cancer – such as having a healthier diet - and the importance of spotting it early. Smoking is the most important preventable cause of cancer and is responsible for one in four deaths from the disease in the UK. Since launching in 2006, in partnership with the Marie Keating Foundation, the Cancer Awareness Roadshow has seen more than 250,000 visitors in over 200 cities and towns across the UK.
“When cancer is diagnosed at an early stage, treatment is often simpler and more likely to be effective. I wholeheartedly support Cancer Research UK’s call to spot cancer early and want to help share the message with my constituents that early diagnosis can save lives.”
Senior Cancer Awareness Roadshow nurse Ceri Eames said:
“We were delighted to have James Brokenshire on board helping us to spread the word. More people are surviving cancer than ever before, but thousands of cancer deaths could still be prevented each year if more cancers were diagnosed and treated at an early stage. If you notice any unusual or persistent changes in your body, visit your GP without delay. If it is something serious then finding it early could make all the difference.”
To find out more about the Cancer Awareness Roadshow and how to detect cancer early visit www.cancerawarenessroadshow.org.uk