National standard needed for prostate cancer care - Jenny Willott MP

2012 Mawrth 27 1:44 PM
Cyhoeddwyd yn wreiddiol gan Jenny Willott MP

Jenny Willott, the Liberal Democrat MP for Cardiff Central, has today called on people in Cardiff to help the Prostate Cancer Charity develop a new set of national standards for prostate cancer care.

The charity has compiled a draft set of standards aimed at improving the treatment and care of people with prostate cancer across the UK, and is now asking members of the public with experience of prostate cancer to help finalise the standards.

Once finalised the Prostate Cancer Charity will work with officials in Whitehall and the Welsh Government to implement the new standards across the country.

Backing the call, Jenny Willott said:

'Prostate Cancer is the most common form of cancer in men across the UK. Here in Wales almost 166 men in every 100,000 are affected so it's incredibly important that people can access the care they need.

"That's why I hope that those of my constituents who have suffered from prostate cancer, or have friends and loved ones who have been affected, will take the Prostate Cancer Charity's survey to help create a national set of standards.

"I also hope that the Welsh and UK Governments will take on board this work to develop a comprehensive strategy to tackle prostate cancer in the future."

People can take the survey by going to:

www.prostate-cancer.org.uk/takeaction

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