MP: Positive advances in battle against cancer

World Cancer Day Parliamentary Drop-In

Fylde MP Mark Menzies is backing an appeal from Cancer Research UK to save the lives of more cancer patients, as news comes that one in two people are at risk from being diagnosed with the disease at some point in their lives.

Mr Menzies attended a parliamentary event this month, held by Cancer Research UK, to mark World Cancer Day and lent his support to their Cross Cancer Out campaign.

At the event Mr Menzies was pleased to meet with Cancer Research UK ambassador Clive Barley, from Lytham, who spoke passionately about the Cross Cancer Out campaign that aims to bring forward the day that all cancers are cured through early diagnosis and access to the best, evidence-based treatments.

Mr Menzies said: “World Cancer Day and the Cross Cancer Out campaign is helping to raise awareness of the threat that cancer poses to a growing and ageing population, as well as the importance of continuing better diagnostics, treatments, and earlier diagnosis.”

“We cannot underestimate the devastating impact that cancer will have on people in Fylde now and in the future. The good news is that Cancer Research UK is making huge advances in the battle against the disease.”

“But with more than four people diagnosed with cancer every hour in the North West, it’s vital that we detect cancer earlier across the UK and that the NHS provides all patients with the best possible chance of surviving.”

“I’m backing the Cross Cancer Out campaign, because it’s clear that MPs have a crucial role to play in helping to beat cancer sooner.”

 

Picture: Fylde MP, Mark Menzies, attends a parliamentary event with Clive Barley in support of Cancer Research UK’s ‘Cross Cancer Out’ campaign on World Cancer Day.

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