34,000 cancer deaths could be prevented if we make this election a turning point for cancer – Cancer Research UK

“Not only could they potentially have affected what treatments my mum was able to have, the time we spent waiting at each stage made her last years so stressful. NHS staff work incredibly hard, but cancer services continue to be under immense pressure.” 

Shannon has worked with Cancer Research UK as a Campaigns Ambassador to help push forward the changes that are urgently needed. This includes speaking to her MP about taking action on cancer. 

“I don’t want families like mine to face the same delays, and government action can make a big difference. We urgently need more staff and equipment for the NHS, and for the government to ensure those resources help cancer patients and their loved ones.” 

Handing in our open letter

In the run up to the election, the charity has been rallying public support for a transformation of cancer research and care. 

Today, campaigners from the charity handed in an open letter to party leaders calling for this election to be a #TurningPointForCancer. The letter has the backing of more than 20,000 supporters, campaigners, scientists and members of the public, including 19 high-profile celebrities including Adele Roberts, Stephen Graham and Daisy Edgar-Jones.  

If the next UK Government commits to the five key pledges the charity has set out in Longer, better lives, it could make a huge difference to improving cancer survival in the UK and prevent 110,000 cancer deaths by 2040. 

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