In the 1970s, less than a quarter of people with cancer survived. But over the last 40 years, survival has doubled – today half will survive. Together, we can do better.

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The earlier cancer is diagnosed, the more likely a patient will survive. The Government must deal with the chronic shortage of staff so that more cancers can be diagnosed earlier. 

Nearly 6,000 campaigners wrote to Jeremy Hunt telling him just that. And it worked!

On 5 December, Government released the first ever cancer workforce plan promising nearly 4,000 extra NHS staff to help diagnose cancer by 2021. This is great news, and an important first step.

Don't let this opportunity slip away.

The NHS is struggling to keep up with essential cancer tests and it’s currently not prepared to meet the increasing demand in the future. The plan needs to become a reality.

Email your MP

Write to your MP to ask them to contact your local Cancer Alliance to find out what support they need to get started.

Cancer Alliances bring together local health professionals like cancer doctors, nurses and NHS managers to improve cancer services in your region. As part of the first ever cancer workforce plan, your Alliance must show how it will play its part. Each Alliance must submit a plan which says what it will do boost staff numbers for local hospitals.

The clock is ticking - they only have until March 2018.

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