MP to hold meeting on prostate cancer
4:58pm Friday 17th February 2012 in News
Paul Burstow is holding a public meeting to identify the care needed for men suffering from prostate cancer.
The MP for Sutton, Cheam and Minister of State for Health will hold the meeting in his constituency office.
It will be an opportunity for those affected by prostate cancer, health professionals, health commissioners and councillors to share their understanding of what high-quality care for people affected by prostate cancer should be like.
The meeting will be held from 2pm-3.30pm on February 24.
Mr Burstow said: "Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the UK. 37,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer every year, and one man dies of the disease every hour.
"In light of these figures I believe it’s essential that we know exactly what people affected by the disease require and expect from our health service and I am pleased to be working with the Prostate Cancer Charity."
The meeting will also help the Prostate Cancer Charity develop a national set of standards outlining the quality of care men diagnosed with the disease should receive.
If you wish to attend the meetings, email firstname.lastname@example.org or ring 0208 222 7622 for more information.
If you cannot attend the meeting but would like to feed in to the Prostate Cancer Charity’s consultation visit prostate-cancer.org.uk/takeaction or call 020 8222 7622.