Justin Madders MP has pledged to get on Purple Alert this November for Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month to help transform the lives of people affected by pancreatic cancer in Ellesmere Port and Neston.
At a Parliamentary drop-in event, Justin heard that 93 per cent of people diagnosed with pancreatic cancer will not survive five years or more and there has been very little improvement in survival since the early 1970s.
“Tragically, pancreatic cancer took the lives of 171 people in the NHS West Cheshire CCG area during 2010-2014. It is clear that much more work is required to achieve the improvements in survival so desperately needed.
“This year, 9,600 people in the UK will get pancreatic cancer. I want to encourage everyone in Ellesmere Port and Neston to join me in getting on Purple Alert this November, to help change the future for everyone affected by the disease.
“To join the Purple Alert campaign and help Pancreatic Cancer UK raise funds to offer vital support to patients and families, invest in crucial research and be a voice for everyone affected by the disease, have a look at: www.pancreaticcancer.org.uk/pcam”