As reported in the Barnsley Gazette, Stephanie has welcomed local figures that show an increase in the rate of one-year cancer survival in Barnsley.
Latest figures from NHS England show that one-year cancer survival rates have grown by 0.9 per cent in Barnsley East.
Macmillan’s research has shown by 2020 nearly one in two will receive a cancer diagnosis during their lifetime; however, cancer survival rates in the UK are still among the worst in Europe because many people are diagnosed too late when their cancer is advanced.
Stephanie is pushing for greater recognition of early diagnosis to give people the best chance of living better and fuller lives after diagnosis.
Commenting, Stephanie said:
"I’m delighted to see the progress made locally in one-year cancer survival rates, which have grown by 0.9 per cent in my constituency.
"These increases are a real testament to the hard-work of local cancer services and our fantastic NHS staff.
"But it’s clear we still have more to do, and I’ll continue to raise awareness of the importance of early diagnosis to help ensure more people not only survive cancer, but are able to live better lives after a diagnosis."