I Back Faster Treatment for People with Quickest Killing Cancer
I have pledged my support to Pancreatic Cancer UK’s campaign demanding faster treatment for pancreatic cancer. One in four patients with the disease die within a month of diagnosis making it the quickest killing cancer. The charity is calling for the Government to set new ambition to begin treatment for all pancreatic cancer patients across the UK within 20 days of diagnosis by 2024.
When meeting with Pancreatic Cancer UK I heard how 84 people in Sheffield are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer each year, and tragically less than 7% won’t survive beyond five years. This is unacceptable and much more needs to be done to improve the outcomes for people with this deadly disease.
I hope everyone in Sheffield Hallam will join me in backing this campaign to transform the future for people diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and help them receive treatment before it is too late.
Jared O’Mara MP