Dear Mr Jones,
Did you know that around a quarter of people are diagnosed with cancer through an emergency route?
In your constituency 28.1% of people are diagnosed with cancer through an emergency route each year (compared to the national average of 23.7%). Often their cancer will have reached an advanced stage and curative treatment may no longer be possible.
Cancer Research UK is calling on all parliamentarians to prioritise early diagnosis for their constituents by:
· Supporting public awareness campaigns so that people can better recognise the signs and symptoms of cancer;
· Improving the uptake and roll out of bowel screening programmes;
· Ensuring GPs have access and support for diagnostic testing.
Click on the photo below of Clive, our Cancer Campaigns Ambassador and bowel cancer survivor, to hear how early diagnosis saved his life.
Cancer Research UK is the world's leading cancer charity dedicated to saving lives through research. Our pioneering work into understanding, preventing and controlling all 200 types of cancer has seen survival rates double in the past forty years so that now two in four people will survive. But we need your help to accelerate progress and ensure that three in four survive in the next 20 years.
Head of Public Affairs & Campaigns
Cancer Research UK
The Angel Building | 407 St John Street | London | EC1V 4AD
www.cruk.org | @CR_UK