I have joined Pancreatic Cancer UK in Parliament today (31 October 2018) to pledge my support for their campaign to ensure those diagnosed with pancreatic cancer receive treatment within 20 days by 2024.
To mark this year’s Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, Pancreatic Cancer UK are launching the Demand Faster Treatment campaign calling on the UK Government to set an ambition to treat people quicker.
Figures released at the outreach session demonstrated the challenge facing clinicians in helping to save more people’s lives. In North Wales there were 142 diagnoses of pancreatic cancer in 2015. Sadly, there were 102 deaths in the same year demonstrating that if pancreatic cancer is not treated quickly enough the mortality rate remains high. This means that for every 100,000 people 18.5 will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and 13.3 will die. Read more “Pancreatic Cancer UK – supporting the 20 day treatment goal”
I have attended the annual Macmillan Cancer Research coffee morning in Parliament to lend my support for their campaigning and research aims.
The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is Macmillan’s biggest fundraising event. People all over the UK host their own coffee mornings and donations on the day are made to Macmillan. Every donation helps the charity in their campaign against cancer. This year they hope to raise over £27 million again this year, to help everyone living with cancer to live life as fully as they can.
The first ever Coffee Morning happened back in 1990. It was a small affair with a simple idea: guests would gather over coffee and donate the cost of their cuppa to Macmillan in the process. It was so effective, Macmillan did it again the next year – only this time nationally. Since then, Coffee Morning has raised over £200 million for Macmillan. Read more “Macmillan Coffee Morning in Parliament”
I am supporting Breast Cancer Now’s ‘Wear it Pink’ campaign for 2018. This year’s campaign takes place on 10 October 2018 and brings with it the chance for people to raise money to battle against breast cancer in the hope of finding new medicines.
In Delyn there are 705 new cases of breast cancer each year, an equivalent of 181.7 per 100,000 women. This compares to a national average across Wales of 177.5 women per 100,000.
Sadly, each year an average of 143 women pass away from breast cancer who are cared for by Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board in North Wales. This represents 40.7 per 100,000 women compared to a national average of 37.4 per 100,000. Read more “Wear it Pink 2018”
I joined with Pancreatic Cancer UK for Pancreatic Cancer Awareness month, which takes place throughout November, to ensure that people in Delyn know of the facts of pancreatic cancer.
At the event in Parliament, I was informed that, sadly, 102 people in North Wales died of pancreatic cancer in 2015 alone and 142 were diagnosed. Shockingly, a ComRes poll carried out by Pancreatic Cancer UK in 2017 found that 35% of adults in the UK would not be worried if they had a few of the potential symptoms of pancreatic cancer.
Unless action is taken now, pancreatic cancer will become the 4th biggest cancer killer by 2026. Read more “Supporting Pancreatic Cancer UK”