Moorlands MP, Karen Bradley showed unity with cancer patients, NHS staff and researchers at a Westminster event for World Cancer Day.
Every year, around 1,300 new cancer cases are diagnosed every year in the NHS North Staffordshire CCG. Though survival has doubled in the last 40 years in the UK, there is still much more work to do.
Karen met with campaigners from Cancer Research UK to learn about the charity’s latest research and show her support for all those working to ensure more people survive their cancer.
“Cancer impacts so many lives directly and indirectly, and all of us will have been touched by cancer in some way or another. Events like this are an important way to realise how we all have a part to play to beat the disease.
“Small actions, such as wearing a Unity Band on World Cancer Day to help raise funds for research, can make a big difference and I’d urge people in Staffordshire Moorlands to show their support all year round.”
Marked on February 4, World Cancer Day is designed to raise awareness of cancer and to promote its prevention, detection and treatment.
Today, 2 in 4 people survive their cancer for at least 10 years. Cancer Research UK’s ambition is to accelerate progress so that by 2034, 3 in 4 people will survive their cancer for at least a decade.
For further information about Cancer Research UK's work or to find out how to support the charity, please call 0300 123 1022 or visit www.cancerresearchuk.org.