Steve Makes Bowel Cancer Pledge(April 24, 2012)
Steve Rotheram, MP Pledges to Help Save Lives from Bowel Cancer at Launch of Bowel Cancer UK’s 25th Anniversary Report
Steve Rotheram, MP for Liverpool Walton, pledged his support to help save lives from bowel cancer at Bowel Cancer UK’s recent event in The Houses of Parliament.
The event in Parliament was marking its 25th Anniversary and launching its report 2025 Challenge: Saving and Improving Lives.
Over 100 guests were in attendance at the event including a host of Parliamentarians and supporters of Bowel Cancer UK.
Steve explained, "Bowel cancer is the UK’s second biggest cancer killer, and the overall five-year survival rate of those diagnosed is just over 50%. However, in its new report, Bowel Cancer UK states that the Government could cut deaths from bowel cancer by 60% by 2025 if it followed its recommendations and I would very much urge them to do so. Bowel Cancer UK's ambition is also for an additional 2,500 people with bowel cancer per year living for at least five years after diagnosis by 2025.
“Everybody should work together that we can dramatically improve outcomes for people affected by bowel cancer, minimising the disease’s impact and helping people lead longer, healthier and happier lives."