Norwich MP backs cancer campaign

Norwich MP Simon Wright has backed a campaign to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of lung cancer.

This month is National Lung Cancer Awareness Month and celebrities such as The Office star Ricky Gervais is among those supporting the call for better awareness.

Norwich South Liberal Democrat MP Mr Wright has added his support to the campaign.

He said: 'Each year nearly 40,000 people are diagnosed with lung cancer in the UK. The disease is the largest cause of cancer fatalities in the UK with someone dying from the disease every 15 minutes.

'Tragically for two out of every three people diagnosed with lung cancer it is too late for life saving treatment to be given. That is why a greater awareness is crucial to saving more lives.

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'That's why I am backing this campaign and want to commend the work of the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation in it's effort to help save lives through raising awareness, supporting suffers and research into the disease.'

Dr Rosemary Gillespie, chief executive of the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation said she was delighted with Mr Wright's support.

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