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Justin shows support for people living with incurable secondary breast cancer

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Justin Madders, MP for Ellesmere Port and Neston, has met with Breast Cancer Care in Parliament to pledge his support for the charity’s campaign to ensure people with incurable secondary breast cancer no longer get second-rate care.

A survey of people with incurable breast cancer showed that over 20% who previously had breast cancer are first treated by their GP for another condition before a correct diagnosis is made and more than 42% do not feel their overall care is well-managed.  

And, despite it being mandatory since 2013, a fifth of Hospital Trusts are not collecting any data about the number of people diagnosed with incurable breast cancer and almost half are not recording the numbers fully.   Breast Cancer Care believes incomplete data for the number of people with the disease is one of the major barriers to urgently needed improvements to poor care. 

Justin said:

“It was a pleasure to meet Emma, a Breast Cancer Care volunteer, at the Parliamentary event and learn first-hand from a sufferer of secondary breast cancer of the emotions, challenges and decisions that are faced every day.

“It is absolutely vital that this Breast Cancer Awareness Month people with incurable breast cancer are not forgotten. 

“I am disappointed to find that our local hospitals are either not collecting or only partially collecting data on the number of people diagnosed with incurable breast cancer.  It must be made a priority that everyone diagnosed and living with the disease is counted. 

“I call on the Government to do more to support women and men affected by incurable breast cancer and make vital improvements to care.”

For care, support and information Breast Cancer Care can be contacted on 0808 800 6000 or visit breastcancercare.org.uk 

 

Justin Madders, MP for Ellesmere Port and Neston, has met with Breast Cancer Care in Parliament to pledge his support for the charity’s campaign to ensure people with incurable secondary breast cancer no longer get second-rate care.

 

A survey of people with incurable breast cancer showed that over 20% who previously had breast cancer are first treated by their GP for another condition before a correct diagnosis is made and more than 42% do not feel their overall care is well-managed.  

 

And, despite it being mandatory since 2013, a fifth of Hospital Trusts are not collecting any data about the number of people diagnosed with incurable breast cancer and almost half are not recording the numbers fully.   Breast Cancer Care believes incomplete data for the number of people with the disease is one of the major barriers to urgently needed improvements to poor care.

 

Justin said:

 

“It was a pleasure to meet Emma, a Breast Cancer Care volunteer, at the Parliamentary event and learn first-hand from a sufferer of secondary breast cancer of the emotions, challenges and decisions that are faced every day.

 

“It is absolutely vital that this Breast Cancer Awareness Month people with incurable breast cancer are not forgotten.

 

“I am disappointed to find that our local hospitals are either not collecting or only partially collecting data on the number of people diagnosed with incurable breast cancer.  It must be made a priority that everyone diagnosed and living with the disease is counted.

 

“I call on the Government to do more to support women and men affected by incurable breast cancer and make vital improvements to care.”

 

For care, support and information Breast Cancer Care can be contacted on 0808 800 6000 or visit breastcancercare.org.uk

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