Horsforth and Aireborough MP’s pledge to put prostate cancer on party agenda (From Wharfedale Observer)
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Horsforth and Aireborough MP’s pledge to put prostate cancer on party agenda
9:00am Tuesday 22nd October 2013 in News
An MP is pledging to champion the cause of a prostate cancer charity and to help raise the issue on his party’s agenda.
Stuart Andrew, MP for Pudsey, Horsforth and Aireborough, made his pledge at the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester.
He said: “There are 250,000 men living with prostate cancer across the country – many of them in my own constituency – and our goal should be to ensure all these men get the care and support they need regardless of where they live.
“This is an issue we need to attack head on if we are going to help more men survive and have a better quality of life.
“That is why I have pledged to help Prostate Cancer UK bring about real and lasting change for men in my constituency and beyond.”
Chris Kirby, a spokesman for the charity, said: “Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men and set to be the most common cancer overall by 2030 yet there are still wide variations in the standard of care that men receive across the country. We have vowed to lead a movement to change this and I am delighted that Stuart Andrew has signed up to champion us in our mission.”