14 June 2012
Responding to the NCIN study The influence of socioeconomic circumstances on survival after surgery for colorectal cancer, Mike Hobday, Director of Policy and Research, Macmillan Cancer Support, says:
“It is unacceptable that such a stark contrast exists between survival rates for bowel cancer patients simply depending on their wealth. More must be done to ensure that all cancer patients have the best possible chance of survival, whether poor or rich.
“Macmillan Cancer Support is already committed to helping make this a reality. We spend a great deal of time visiting deprived areas in our mobile information buses to help those who would otherwise be unaware of bowel cancer symptoms to get the help they need to have the best possible chance of survival.”
For further information, please contact:
Andrea Shufflebotham, Senior Media & PR Officer
0207 840 4689 (out of hours 07801 307068)
Notes to Editors:
Macmillan Cancer Support mobile centres tour the UK, visiting high streets, communities and events to bring you free, confidential information and support.
You don't need an appointment to speak to our cancer information specialists. And you're welcome whether you have a cancer diagnosis, are worried about cancer or are visiting on behalf of a friend or relative.
About Macmillan Cancer Support
Cancer is the toughest fight most of us will ever face. But you don’t have to go through it alone. The Macmillan team is with you every step of the way.
We are the nurses and therapists helping you through treatment. The experts on the end of the phone. The advisers telling you which benefits you’re entitled to. The volunteers giving you a hand with the everyday things. The campaigners improving cancer care. The fundraisers who make it all possible.
We are Macmillan Cancer Support. www.macmillan.org.uk, 0808 808 00 00.