Andrew Gwynne, MP for Denton and Reddish, is supporting Macmillan Cancer Support as they call on the Government to stop cancer becoming the “forgotten C”.
Coronavirus doesn’t care about cancer. People who are living with cancer still need to access the treatment and support they need.
Macmillan are proud that over 400 of their cancer nurses have been redeployed to fight against the Coronavirus. However, this has come at a time when fundraising events have been cancelled and postponed. Funding is down as much as 50 percent this year alone, whilst demand has surged. Calls to the Macmillan support line increased by a massive 1,600 percent in March.
Macmillan Cancer Support are calling on the Government to address the immediate concerns of people with cancer during the Coronavirus pandemic. The Government need to ensure that people with cancer can still safety access treatment and receive any financial support they may need.
Andrew Gwynne MP said:
“I am proud to support Macmillan Cancer Support as they call on the Government to stop cancer becoming the ‘forgotten C’.
“Cancer can’t and won’t wait for the Coronavirus pandemic to be over.
“People with cancer need to be able to safety access treatment and support now.”