Julian supports Macmillan’s Question Time with people affected by cancer
September 15, 2015
Julian recently met with people affected by cancer at the Macmillan Question Time event in Parliament last week.
The event allowed Julian to hear first-hand about people’s experiences with cancer treatment, and why it is so important that the Government continues to prioritise improvements to cancer care. Attending the event, Julian pledged his continued support to people affected by cancer both in York and across the country, in order to ensure that everyone receives the best standard of care possible.
Following the event, Julian said “MacMillan work tirelessly to help people with cancer, as well as providing much needed support for their families and loved ones. The debate today highlighted the progress we have made in cancer care, but also showed what more needs to be done to help cancer patients in the future”.
There are 2 million people living with cancer in England and this number is growing every day. It is vital that as many patients as possible have access to the latest and most innovative drugs. The Government’s £1 billion Cancer Drugs Fund has helped more than 72,000 cancer patients since it was established to provide pioneering drugs to those who need them most. Cancer survival rates are now the best they have ever been and 12,000 more lives are being saved every year compared to 2010.
Macmillan Cancer Support believes no one should face cancer alone. For more support, information or if you have any questions, please call Macmillan free on 0808 808 00 00 (Monday to Friday, 9am–8pm) or visit macmillan.org.uk.