12 Feb Stephen Metcalfe MP Unites with Cancer Research UK For World Cancer Day
Stephen Metcalfe, Member of Parliament for South Basildon and East Thurrock, gave his support to those affected by cancer and the NHS staff who care for them at a special Westminster event for World Cancer Day last week.
Stephen met with campaigners from Cancer Research UK to learn about the charity’s latest research and show his support for all those working to ensure more people survive cancer.
Every year, 1 in 2 people will be diagnosed with the disease at some point in their lifetime. Early diagnosis is a vital part of ensuring more people survive cancer. The Government has made a commitment to diagnose 75% of cancer cases in England at stage one or stage two by 2028.
Stephen Metcalfe said: “World Cancer Day helps to raise awareness of the scale of the challenge and the role we can all play in the fight against the disease.
I am grateful to the hard-working researchers and NHS staff whose work helps prevent, diagnose and treat cancer. We can all work together to beat cancer through small everyday actions and make a big difference to the lives of those living with it. I encourage people in Basildon to show their support all year round.”