This World Cancer Day, Sir David Amess MP has added his support for better awareness, research and treatment to help beat cancer sooner.
In its 20th year, World Cancer Day unites communities and organisations from over 160 countries in the battle to raise awareness and take action on cancer. Sir David Amess MP marked the event on Tuesday 4th February, joining Cancer Research UK in Westminster to hear what more can be done to help prevent, diagnose and treat the disease.
1 in 2 people in the UK will get cancer in their lifetime, with 990 people being diagnosed every day. However, up to 4 in 10 of these cases are preventable. Smoking and obesity are the largest causes of preventable cancer, so this year's mess is about spreading awareness of what more people can do to reduce their risk.
Sir David has backed Cancer Research UK's campaign for better prevention, earlier diagnosis and innovative research. Sir David said 'Cancer has touched so many of our lives, and is something that sadly almost half of us will experience ourselves. However, we can fight back. By 2034, 3 in 4 people will survive cancer. With the right research, support and awareness, we can beat cancer sooner. That's why I'm supporting World Cancer Day.'