Early diagnosis of sarcoma could increase survival by 20%.
Tune into Hope's interview on Good Morning Britain scheduled on Tuesday 15 November, from 6:00-6:15am.
A statement from our Chief Executive in response to Good Morning Britain's coverage:
Sarcoma UK would like to officially thank Hope Stringer for attending a pre-recorded interview, at very short notice last night, for Good Morning Britain (aired at 6:00-6:15am on Tues 15 Nov) on the topic of self-diagnosis. The charity joins with Hope to express our disappointment that all references made by Hope to ‘sarcoma' had been removed from her interview when aired this morning.
Lindsey Bennister, Chief Executive said: "Having been contacted by a researcher at Good Morning Britain yesterday, we were delighted to be able to connect them with Hope Stringer so she could share her personal sarcoma story, on prime time TV, with over 70,000 viewers. One of the biggest challenges we face is increasing the awareness of sarcoma, which could save lives through earlier diagnosis. We know that 53% of the general public have never heard of sarcoma, and we saw this as a great opportunity to reach a mass audience. It is extremely disappointing that the programme makers didn't reflect Hope's personal sarcoma experience or respect Hope's desire to have sarcoma included in the interview."