Stephen has supported a campaign to diagnose cancer earlier, as Cancer Research UK’s Cancer Awareness roadshow made a special stop at Parliament. He met with the charity’s roadshow nurses and campaigners to learn more about how cancer affects people in East Ham.
The roadshow team travels the country helping the public recognise possible signs and symptoms of cancer and talking to people about the lifestyle changes they can make to reduce their cancer risk.
The Government has made a commitment to diagnose 75% of cancer cases in England at stage one or stage two by 2028. However, to reach this target the NHS needs a long-term plan for the cancer workforce who deliver the crucial cancer tests and treatments people need.
Stephen said: “850 people in East Ham are diagnosed with cancer every year.
“Early detection saves lives, so it was great to meet the roadshow team at Cancer Research UK and learn more about spotting cancer early, as well as the vital work being done to beat the disease.
“Events like this are important reminders we can all play a part in the fight against cancer, whether it be researchers, campaigners or the tireless fundraisers across [constituency] who are helping to support life-saving research.”
Shaun Walsh, Head of Public Affairs and Campaigning at Cancer Research UK, said: “A big thank you to Stephen for coming along today and taking the time to learn about the challenges facing cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment today.”