Last week, I attended a parliamentary event, held by Cancer Research UK, in Westminster last week (12 July) to find out how MPs can keep cancer at the top of the new Parliament’s agenda.
Over the course of this Parliament, two million people will be diagnosed with cancer across the UK, so Cancer Research UK needs political support in order to continue to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer.
Cancer survival in the UK is still lagging behind other countries and too many cancers are diagnosed at an advanced stage, when they are harder to treat successfully.
We must not underestimate the devastating impact cancer will have on people in Inverclyde now and in the future, so it gives me hope to hear that Cancer Research UK’s pioneering research is turning the tables on the disease.
The outlook for new and better cancer treatments in the UK is bright. However, it is clear that there is a critical role for politicians to play in helping to prevent and detect cancer earlier and bring innovative new treatments to patients faster.
One life lost to this terrible disease is one too many and that’s why I’m supporting Cancer Research UK in their mission to beat cancer sooner.
For more information please visit cruk.org.