Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans attended a cross-party event at the House of Commons, organised by Pancreatic Cancer UK, to help spread the word about pancreatic cancer ahead of pancreatic cancer awareness month.
Pancreatic cancer is the fifth most common cause of all cancer deaths in the UK, and there are roughly 8,000 new cases of pancreatic cancer diagnosed in the UK every year, with only 4% living for five years or more after diagnosis.
Speaking after attending the event Mr Evans said: “It was a pleasure to attend this event hosted by Pancreatic Cancer UK, to learn more about the work of the charity and the support and research it funds. Sadly, the survival rate for pancreatic cancer speaks for itself. I know there are many people within my constituency who have been touched by pancreatic cancer and we need to do more to improve awareness of the disease, its signs and symptoms, and do more to radically improve the shockingly low survival rates. That’s why I’m supporting the charity and its Purple Lights for Hope campaign as part of pancreatic cancer awareness month this November.”