Preston MP Mark Hendrick is lending his support to the Breast Cancer Campaign which has launched its ‘Spread the word’ campaign to highlight that there are still too many people dying from breast cancer in the UK.
Mr Hendrick said: “There’s been incredible progress towards beating breast cancer over the past 20 years but thousands of people across the UK are living with a diagnosis of secondary breast cancer – when cancer has spread from the breast to other parts of the body – for which there is no cure.
“I am therefore supporting Breast Cancer Campaign’s ‘Spread the word’ campaign, to take action for all those affected by breast cancer both locally and across the country.”
Baroness Delyth Morgan, chief executive of Breast Cancer Campaign, said: “We’ve launched our ‘Spread the word’ campaign because we believe there are still too many women dying from breast cancer.
“We hope this campaign will bring together all those who passionately believe in beating this disease to take action with us to help save more lives in the future.
“The effect of breast cancer on those living with the disease cannot be underestimated and with 12,000 women still dying every year in the UK, we cannot afford to forget about the disease. Our campaign has been launched to ensure we continue the fight against breast cancer. We must show unrelenting momentum if more women are to outlive and overcome breast cancer in the future.”