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”