Local MP Huw Irranca-Davies teamed up with cancer awareness nurses at Westminster this week as Cancer Research UK’s Cancer Awareness Roadshow made a special stop outside the Houses of Parliament.
Huw climbed on board to learn more about the steps people can take to reduce their risk of cancer and the importance of spotting it early.
Huw said: “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 as early diagnosis can save lives.”
Senior Cancer Awareness Roadshow nurse Ceri Eames said: “We were delighted to have Huw 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.”
Smoking is the most important preventable cause of cancer and is responsible for one in four deaths from the disease in the UK.