Cancer charity will battle on !!

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Cancer charity will battle on !!

Post by Digger on Sat 30 Oct 2010, 12:21 pm

A Guernsey bowel cancer awareness charity is disappointed the States decided against introducing screening.

Around twelve people die each year in the island from the disease.

Deputy Matt Fallaize failed to persuade fellow politicians that saving lives was more important than new storage facilities for the musem. He wanted to divert the 200,000 earmarked for the museum, to a state-of-the-art screening service which could reduce the bowel cancer death toll by 40%.

After the States decision, Ann Nippers, Trustee of the Guernsey Bowel Cancer Awareness Charity said: ''We are very disappointed that this screening programme will be delayed again. Whilst we appreciate the importance of preserving our island heritage, our aim is to help save lives. The charity will do whatever it can to support HSSD in bringing a request for funding back to the States as soon as possible.'

In the meantime the charity will continue to encourage the public to adopt a healthy lifestyle and to consult their GP if they have concerns about possible symptoms. Whilst bowel cancer is the second most common cancer, it is important to note that 90% of cases can be cured with early diagnosis.

Anyone who would like to know more about symptoms of the disease, and how to react to possible concerns about their health, can log on to the charity's website:

Are our States for real ......Not only did they not debate any thing from this months agenda they came up with this , i have not spoken to one person who agrees with this decision . What a complette and utter waste of time they are , you would not get away with this sort of behaviour in the real world now would you . I think its about time the Guernsey public started to ask questions on there performance . If it was performance related pay IMO they would owe us money. "GET RID".

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Post by Thistle on Sat 30 Oct 2010, 1:28 pm

this decision was a disgrace...three deputies were missing from the seems our states are more for saving things than digger said get rid of them now x

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