Thursday, 9 October 2014

Local MP Stephen Metcalfe has pledged his support to help eradicate the inequalities men with prostate cancer face after speaking with campaigners at the Conservative Party conference in Birmingham.

Despite being the most common cancer in men, those affected by or at risk of prostate cancer continue to face a number of injustices, particularly when it comes to access to the best treatments and aftercare support for their condition.

Prostate Cancer UK was at the Conservative conference calling for urgent action on these issues. As well as pledging long term commitment to helping bring about real change for men, politicians were being asked to show their support for the charity’s game plan by signing up to Men United – a new team which seeks to unite people across the UK against the common enemy of prostate cancer.

Stephen Metcalfe commented: “Every year, over 40,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer. It is vital that we support Prostate Cancer UK’s ‘Men United’ initiative, and build a united front of men against this disease, which kills one person every hour. I encourage everyone to visit, to sign up and to get involved”.