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World Cancer Day

February 13th 2019


North Thanet`s MP Sir Roger Gale has given his support to those affected by cancer and the NHS staff who care for them at a special Westminster event for World Cancer Day, earlier this week

Sir Roger met with campaigners from Cancer Research UK to learn about the charity’s latest research and show support for all those working to ensure more people survive cancer.

Every year about a thousand people in North Thanet are diagnosed with cancer and in the UK 1 in 2 people*  will be diagnosed with the disease at some point in their lifetime.


Sir Roger has said:


I am particularly concerned to note that only 58% of those in the target group  (60-74)  in this area are screened for Bowel Cancer . That figure needs to be very much higher if we are to save more lives.

thumbnail_Roger Gale, Matt Hancock, Chin


“Small actions really can make a big difference to the lives of people with cancer. That’s why I’m urging people in North Thanet to show their  support all year round.”

Early diagnosis is a vital part of ensuring more people survive cancer. 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. Without this, there will not be enough specialist staff to meet the present pressures or cope with the growing and ageing population. 

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