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1 in 2 of us will get cancer in our lifetime.

We want everyone who is diagnosed, to be given the best chance of survival. But right now, the people who help diagnose and treat cancer, like radiologists who carry out and interpret MRI scans, are short-staffed. And with a growing and ageing popuation, demand for lifesaving tests and treatments is only going to increase in future. 

The Government must address this crisis, and commit to training and employing more cancer staff so patients can get the help they need, when they need it most.

Our NHS deserves more. Patients deserve more. Families deserve more.

The Government has promised that in the next ten years, 3 in 4 cancers will be in diagnosed in the early, more treatable stages. This a bold ambition, and could mean that thousands more people survive their cancer. Without more cancer staff to help these patients, this ambition will never be reality. We can't let this chance slip through our fingers. 

Help make sure that beating cancer is a priority for the new Prime Minister. Sign the CRUK petition and stand shoulder to shoulder against cancer today.

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I want thousands more lives to be saved by diagnosing cancer early.

To save lives, we need enough NHS staff across the country to diagnose and treat cancer in the early, more treatable stages. Right now, we don’t have this. It’s in the hands of the Government to make sure we have enough cancer staff so anyone who is diagnosed with cancer, has the best chance of survival.

Years of failing to act has overstretched our NHS and the UK drifts behind on global cancer survival rates. And with a growing and ageing population, this staffing crisis is only going to get worse. Without planning for the future now, we won’t reach our shared ambition for thousands to be diagnosed early and survive their cancer.

Time is running out. The Government must show its commitment to building our cancer workforce, and train and employ more staff to diagnose and treat cancer early. I want to see a plan which addresses the staff shortages in our NHS right now, and plans for a future with cancer patients at its heart. I’m standing shoulder to shoulder with our NHS to make sure every patient receives the best diagnosis, the best treatment and the best care, no matter where they live.

Because together, we will beat cancer.

 

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