27 February 2018
Responding to the publication of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Breast Cancer’s report, A Mixed Picture: An inquiry into geographical inequalities and breast cancer, Dany Bell, Treatment and Recovery Specialist Adviser at Macmillan Cancer Support says:
“This report highlights some really important issues which need to be urgently addressed so that a person’s chances of surviving breast cancer are not dictated by a postcode lottery.
“We know that people working in cancer care are under more pressure than ever before. While the voluntary sector continues to play a lead role supporting the cancer workforce, in the end, more investment will be needed across the NHS to sustain the workforce that’s needed with growing numbers of people with cancer.
“We welcome the recommendations in the report, particularly that the government and Health Education England need to address the challenges facing the cancer workforce by coming up with a long-term plan that will ensure it is fit for purpose in the future.”
For further information, please contact:
Claire Rushforth, Senior Media & PR Officer, Macmillan Cancer Support
0207 840 4872 (out of hours 07801 307068)
Notes to Editors:
About Macmillan Cancer Support
There are 2.5 million people living with cancer in the UK. One in two people are likely to get cancer in their lifetimes. Cancer can affect everything, including a person’s body, relationships and finances.
Macmillan Cancer Support provides practical, emotional and personal support to people affected by cancer every year. The charity is there to support people during treatment, help with work and money worries, and listen when people need to talk about their feelings.
Macmillan receives no government funding and relies on generous donations from the public. People up and down the country show their support for Macmillan – from hosting or attending a World’s Biggest Coffee Morning to running a marathon or giving up alcohol – so the charity can help more and more people affected by cancer every year.
Life with cancer is still your life and Macmillan is there to help you live it.