Duncan supports efforts to beat bowel cancer

Duncan joined Stephanie Moore MBE to support efforts to beat cancer at a major Cancer Research UK event in Parliament.

cancer_research_uk_bowel_cancer.jpgThe event aimed to highlight the importance of bowel cancer screening and the effectiveness of Flexi-Scope testing in reducing bowel cancer death rates.

Duncan met Stephanie Moore MBE, the wife of England’s 1966 World Cup winning captain Bobby Moore, who founded the Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK after Bobby died of bowel cancer in 1992. The study, part-funded by Cancer Research UK, shows that the one-off, cost-effective Flexi-Scope screening procedure could prevent a third of bowel cancers and reduce death rates by nearly half.

Duncan said:

“Bowel cancer is the third most common cancer in the UK and more than 100 people are diagnosed with the disease every single day. One in three people can expect a cancer diagnosis in their lifetime.

“I would urge everyone to take up the offer of bowel cancer screening when they are invited because screening saves lives.”

Aisling Burnand at Cancer Research UK, said:

“We are very grateful to Duncan Hames MP for supporting our vital work. Cancer screening is a crucial part of diagnosing cancer early because it detects cancers which might not yet have caused any signs or symptoms.

“We are delighted that the government recently agreed to incorporate the Flexi-Scope as part of the national screening programme for bowel cancer.”

Find out more about bowel cancer and screening.