Bishop's Stortford MP Mark Prisk champions bowel cancer campaign
Bishop’s Stortford’s MP, Mark Prisk, is championing Bowel Cancer UK’s campaign #thisisbowelcancer during this awareness month.
Every 15 minutes in the UK somebody is diagnosed with bowel cancer and around 268,000 people in the country are living with the disease.
During April, Mr Prisk is working with the charity to improve early diagnosis and access to best treatment and care both in East Herts and nationally.
He said: “As the MP for Hertford and Stortford, and as a Bowel Cancer UK champion, I am committed to raising awareness of bowel cancer, both locally and nationally. I would urge my constituents to join Bowel Cancer UK’s #thisisbowelcancer campaign and help shine a light on the varied and many people affected by the disease during Bowel Cancer Awareness Month.”
Bowel cancer is the fourth most common in the UK, with almost 42,000 people diagnosed annually. More than 16,000 people die each year of the disease, making it the UK’s second biggest cancer killer, even though it is treatable and curable, especially if diagnosed early.
Dr Lisa Wilde, director of research and external affairs at Bowel Cancer UK, said: “We want everyone affected by bowel cancer to come together and take action to help create a future where nobody dies of the disease. But we can’t do this alone, and that’s why I would like to thank Mark Prisk for supporting our #thisisbowelcancer campaign. With your help, we can save lives and improve the quality of life of everyone affected by the disease.”
For more details, see bowelcanceruk.org.uk