Cancer is the biggest killer in Gwynedd, attributed to 28% of deaths in Gwynedd in 2018. In some areas, such as Dolgellau, it's hgher, 41%.
Early diagnosis is crucial to ensure a positive outcome.
The Welsh Government have piloted Rapid Diagnostic Centres in two Health Boards in south Wales, and they have proven to be successful, with meant time until diagnosis reduced from 84 days to 6 days.
We call on the Welsh Government to invest in opening a rapid diagnostic centre in Gwynedd to ensure parity of service.
Bethan Jones Parry