‘Screening one of main aims‘
Tuesday 21st September 2010, 2:29PM BST.
A LOCAL charity is giving its support to a States amendment to prioritise bowel cancer screening over museum storage.
Guernsey Bowel Cancer Awareness chairwoman Anne Brouard said screening would be of great benefit. ‘The introduction of bowel cancer screening is a major priority for the charity,’ she said. ‘Early detection is the key to reducing all types of cancer. If detected early enough, bowel cancer can be cured.’
However, she added that the charity also appreciated the need to preserve the island’s cultural history for future generations.
The amendment, proposed by Deputy Matt Fallaize, asks the States to switch from spending £250,000 a year on improving how museum objects are stored to providing a free bowel cancer-screening programme – costing £200,000, and then an annual £190,000 after its first year.
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