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Plans to change Wales’ strategy for dealing with cancer are unveiled

The plan has been described as a ‘person-centred’ approach to helping people in Wales affected by cancer. Photo: ITV News Wales

A new plan to change Wales’ strategy for dealing with cancer has been unveiled.

Health Minister Lesley Griffiths is launching the Welsh Government’s ‘Cancer Delivery Plan’ at Wrexham Maelor Hospital today.

The plan has been described as a ‘person-centred’ approach to helping people in Wales affected by cancer.

It sets out the Welsh Government’s manifesto promise to ensure that cancer patients get the same care under the NHS no matter where they live in Wales.

The Plan also emphasises the importance of prevention as a strategy for dealing with cancer in Wales.

In the ‘Cancer Delivery Plan,’ Lesley Griffiths called on individuals to play their own part in preventing cancer.

The efforts of the NHS must be supported by those of our partners and the public themselves. We know individuals can reduce their risk of cancer by changing their lifestyles: not drinking as much alcohol; stopping smoking; improving their diet and; increasing levels of physical activity’.

– Health Minister Lesley Griffiths

The new strategy also calls for the fast and efficient introduction of new technologies such as new genetics and radiotherapy techniques to treat patients in Wales.