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Toby Perkins MP shows support for people living with incurable secondary breast cancer

Chesterfield MP, Toby Perkins, met with Breast Cancer Care in Parliament last week to pledge support for

Toby Perkins MP supporting Secondary Breast Cancer Awareness Day

Toby Perkins MP supporting Secondary Breast Cancer Awareness Day

people living with incurable secondary breast cancer by calling for improved data collection to support organisers providing care.

Currently data for primary breast cancer is recorded, yet no accurate figures exist around the number of people diagnosed or living with incurable secondary breast cancer. Breast Cancer Care believes that better quality data will help plan the vital services needed for patients.

On Secondary Breast Cancer Awareness Day, Toby attended the parliamentary event to meet women who are living with the disease, and to show their support for the charity’s campaign.

Toby said:

 “Every year around 11,700 patients die from Secondary Breast Cancer, the equivalent of 32 women every single day.

“It is shocking we still don’t have accurate data on those living with this incurable disease and I am calling on the Government to make this a priority and to do more to support people affected by Secondary Breast Cancer.”

Toby is supporting Breast Cancer Care’s request that the Government implement a ‘bucket list’, to improve the care and support that people living with secondary breast cancer currently receive:

  1. No one living in unnecessary pain
  2. Everyone has access to the treatments they need
  3. All patients have a clinical nurse specialist as part of their care
  4. Hospitals are able to plan services to meet patients’ needs
  5. Everyone’s care is co-ordinated and joined up.

Danni Manzi, Head of Policy & Campaigns at Breast Cancer Care, said:

“We are extremely grateful to Toby Perkins for coming along to our event and showing his support. Data collection is crucial to improving the care and support available for the women and men living with secondary breast cancer.”

To find out more about secondary breast cancer and how to get involved with Breast Cancer Care’s campaign please visit www.breastcancercare.org.uk/secondary  

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