Alun Cairns MP attends bowel cancer event to find out more about Bowel Cancer Awareness month and some of the life saving research being carried out by Cancer Research Wales.
As part of Bowel Cancer awareness month, Cancer Research Wales organised an afternoon of talks with Dr Lee Campbell and showcased their inflatable bowel at Barry Library.
With 6 people being diagnosed with bowel cancer in Wales every day, the Vale MP was keen to attend the event and learn more about Wales’ second biggest cancer killer.
The afternoon was open to the general public and gave them the opportunity to gain a better understanding of how bowel cancer develops through multiple talks held by Dr Lee Campbell and by taking a tour around the giant inflatable bowel.
Mr Cairns said “it was useful to not only take a tour around the giant inflatable bowel but to also discuss bowel cancer with one of Wales’ research project experts, Dr Lee Campbell, who explained to me how medical research and trials are constantly helping to develop new ways of detecting and treating bowel cancer.”
“It is awful to know that only 53% of over 60’s in Wales take the simple test that could detect if they have bowel cancer. But hopefully after Bowel Cancer Awareness month this statistic will rise ”
“I hope that residents throughout the Vale will take the time to read some of the advice that is available or even attend future events like these, which not only raises awareness but can also help Cancer Research in attracting funds to support their incredible work in tackling cancer.”
To find out more about bowel cancer, the awareness month and future events, visit:https://www.cancerresearchwales.co.uk/blog/bowel-cancer-awareness-month/