Carshalton and Wallington MP Tom Brake gets behind Prostate Cancer UK

Sutton Guardian: Tom Brake backs drive to help men tackle prostate cancer Tom Brake backs drive to help men tackle prostate cancer

Carshalton and Wallington MP Tom Brake is supporting a campaign to tackle prostate cancer.

Mr Brake is getting behind a drive from Prostate Cancer UK to end injustices faced by men grappling with the illness.

They argue there is a postcode lottery when it comes to ensuring all men gain access to the best possible treatments and information.

Mr Brake said: "Prostate cancer kills one man every hour.

"Men and their families continue to face an uphill struggle on a number of fronts, from awareness of risk, through to gaining access to vital support or world class treatments. 

"Together with Prostate Cancer UK I want to ensure that all men in Carshalton and Wallington are armed with knowledge of their risk of prostate cancer, and that those living with it have everything they need to tackle the disease head on."

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8:45pm Wed 25 Jun 14

Hove Ex-Pat says...

He'll back anything that get's him in the papers, as long as it doesn't actually involve him having to do anything.
He'll back anything that get's him in the papers, as long as it doesn't actually involve him having to do anything. Hove Ex-Pat
  • Score: 6

10:28pm Wed 25 Jun 14

Hillman Avenger says...

His incinerator will do a lot more damage long term than prostate cancer I'm afraid. Best way of getting rid of rubbish...elections.
His incinerator will do a lot more damage long term than prostate cancer I'm afraid. Best way of getting rid of rubbish...elections. Hillman Avenger
  • Score: 3

3:41pm Thu 26 Jun 14

Michael Pantlin says...

Also backs motherhood and apple pie?
Also backs motherhood and apple pie? Michael Pantlin
  • Score: 1

7:26am Fri 27 Jun 14

Jerrywr says...

The best way we can tackle prostate cancer and any other cancer is to spend more money on research. This will be best achieved by leaving the EU which costs us £20 million/hour, equivalent to the annual salaries of 8oo nurses every hour. It is a disgrace that our government relies so much on charitable organisations, which rely on donations out of our taxed salaries, to improve our way of life.

It is a pity that Tom Brake (and Paul Burstow) voted to increase the UK's contribution to the IMF by £10 billion to prop up the euro. Even a fraction of that would have helped cancer research, AND kept St Helier's wards from being threatened with closure.
The best way we can tackle prostate cancer and any other cancer is to spend more money on research. This will be best achieved by leaving the EU which costs us £20 million/hour, equivalent to the annual salaries of 8oo nurses every hour. It is a disgrace that our government relies so much on charitable organisations, which rely on donations out of our taxed salaries, to improve our way of life. It is a pity that Tom Brake (and Paul Burstow) voted to increase the UK's contribution to the IMF by £10 billion to prop up the euro. Even a fraction of that would have helped cancer research, AND kept St Helier's wards from being threatened with closure. Jerrywr
  • Score: 2

8:00am Fri 27 Jun 14

Bill UKIP C&W says...

"and that those living with it have everything they need to tackle the disease head on."

The impact of any cancer on the patient and the family is, as we know, very widespread. I would support this campaign as much as any person and Mr Brake is right to highlight it.

However, as the post above correctly points out there is a dichotomy here, when on the one hand Mr Brake, as our MP promotes our Health Services whilst as a Minister within the Coalition Government, spends money that could be used in our health services elsewhere on a dying currency supporting an undemocratic organisation that make our laws. Also like being part of the Government that set off the review into Health Services in South London and then not liking the result when it is our hospital that comes off the worst in that review.

Is there not a further dichotomy in promoting life whilst he voted to send our children to a civil war in Syria?

It's as if Mr Brake says one thing to his electorate and then another to his pals in government and hopes no-one will notice.
"and that those living with it have everything they need to tackle the disease head on." The impact of any cancer on the patient and the family is, as we know, very widespread. I would support this campaign as much as any person and Mr Brake is right to highlight it. However, as the post above correctly points out there is a dichotomy here, when on the one hand Mr Brake, as our MP promotes our Health Services whilst as a Minister within the Coalition Government, spends money that could be used in our health services elsewhere on a dying currency supporting an undemocratic organisation that make our laws. Also like being part of the Government that set off the review into Health Services in South London and then not liking the result when it is our hospital that comes off the worst in that review. Is there not a further dichotomy in promoting life whilst he voted to send our children to a civil war in Syria? It's as if Mr Brake says one thing to his electorate and then another to his pals in government and hopes no-one will notice. Bill UKIP C&W
  • Score: 2

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