DIAGNOSING cancer early is 'vital' to ensure more people survive cancer according to Ynys Môn MP Albert Owen.

Mr Owen was speaking at the Cancer Research UK’s cancer awareness roadshow which made a stop at Parliament.

He met with the charity’s roadshow nurses and campaigners to learn more about how cancer affects people in Ynys Môn.

The roadshow team travel across the UK helping the public recognise possible signs and symptoms of cancer and talk to people about lifestyle changes they can make to reduce their cancer risk.

MPs could check their BMI, see what makes up a healthy eating plate and try a carbon monoxide monitor to see how much smoking could be affecting their lives.

Mr Owen said: "Betsi Cadwladr Health Board diagnose 4700 new cancer cases every year and there are men, women and children of all ages in my constituency among these statistics.

“Early detection saves lives, so it was great to meet the roadshow team at Cancer Research UK and learn more about spotting cancer early, as well as the vital work being done to beat the disease.

“Events like this are important reminders we can all play a part in the fight against cancer, whether it be researchers, campaigners or the tireless fundraisers across the Island who are helping to support life-saving research.”

Cancer Research UK projects that by 2035 there will be 500,000 new cancer cases every year, one new case every minute.

Shaun Walsh, head of public affairs and Ccmpaigning at Cancer Research UK, said: “A big thank you to Albert for coming along today and taking the time to learn about the challenges facing cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment today.

“Cancer survival rates are lower in the UK than in comparable countries. We want to see all four nations tackle this problem head on, so that everyone across the UK has the best possible chance of surviving this devastating disease.”