At a recent Parliamentary event Justin Madders, MP for Ellesmere Port and Neston, met with campaigners from Cancer Research UK to learn about the charity’s latest research and give his support to those affected by cancer and the NHS staff who care for them.
“Every year in our local area around 1,500 are diagnosed with cancer and in the UK 1 in 2 people will be diagnosed with the disease at some point in their lifetime.
“Cancer affects us all – here in the UK and around the world. We can all work together to beat it, not just the hard-working researchers and NHS staff who help to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer. A healthy diet, regular exercise and stopping smoking will all help to reduce our risk of developing cancer.
“And early diagnosis is a vital part of ensuring more people survive cancer. The Government has made a commitment to faster and better cancer diagnosis and care but to achieve this we need to fill current vacancies in the cancer workforce and invest for the long term to produce NHS cancer professionals for today and generations to come.”