After attending Breakthrough Breast Cancer’s Annual Parliamentary Reception on Tuesday 26th June, local MP Jeremy Lefroy has committed to help Breakthrough improve outcomes for breast cancer patients in Stafford constituency and ensure constituents have access to the best services.
Mr Lefroy said: “The UK’s breast cancer survival rates have fallen behind other European countries and must do all we can to improve this. More than 48,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year in the UK and I want to make sure we do everything within our power to help their chances.”
Breakthrough Breast Cancer is dedicated to the prevention, treatment and eradication of the disease. As well as funding around a quarter of breast cancer research in the UK, Breakthrough persistently campaigns for better services and treatments and continues to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of breast cancer to enable early detection.
Chris Askew, Chief Executive at Breakthrough Breast Cancer, added, “The continuing fight against breast cancer can only be successful if the challenge we set in Westminster today is taken up by each of these MPs locally tomorrow. The women and families affected by breast cancer in their constituency are relying on them to work with the local health services to help achieve survival rates that we can be proud of.”
For more information on the work that Breakthrough Breast Cancer does, visit breakthrough.org.uk