Nigel this week attended a reception in Parliament held by Cancer Research UK to show his support for the Cross Cancer Out campaign.
The aim of the campaign is to improve earlier diagnosis through continued support for campaigns to highlight the signs and symptoms of care and to strengthen the system and processes that support cancer diagnosis. Furthermore, the campaign is also aiming to improve access to treatments through innovative radiotherapy and by providing a sustainable funding solution to effective cancer drugs.
Speaking after the event Mr Evans said, “We cannot underestimate the devastating impact that cancer will have on people in the Ribble Valley now and in the future. The good news is that we are making huge advances in the battle against the disease.
But with more than four people diagnosed with cancer every hour in the North West it is vital that we detect cancer earlier and that the NHS is fit to offer all patients the best possible chance of surviving. I am therefore happy to back the ‘Cross Cancer Out’ campaign and highlight the need to beat cancer sooner.”