Friday 3 February 2017 / 10:18 AM 2017 Press Archive / The Latest from Labour

Cancer Research UK’s warning of cancer rates amongst women rising faster than those amongst men should be a warning shot to Ministers – Hodgson

Sharon Hodgson MP, Shadow Minister for
Public Health,
reacting
to Cancer Research UK’s report into women’s cancer rates rising faster than
men’s, said:

“Cancer
Research UK’s warning of cancer rates amongst women rising faster than those
amongst men in the next 20 years due to a lack of prevention measures should be
a warning shot to Ministers that their policies are failing the health of our
nation.

“Despite
the radical upgrade we were promised in the Five Year Forward View two years
ago, the Government’s mishandling of the NHS has seen this upgrade fall by the
wayside and has been exacerbated by the deep cuts to public health funding we
have seen.

“The
Government has a lot of work to do when it comes to their Cancer Strategy, but
they cannot let it be undermined by weakening preventative measures which can
address these issues at source. Ministers need a serious rethink when it comes
to their approach to public health.”

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