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Andrew Mitchell MP visits Sutton’s Cancer Support Centre to discuss new Government funding for cancer awareness

Andrew Mitchell MP has visited Sutton’s Cancer Support Centre on Lindridge Road to discuss new progress made by the Centre in recent months and the Government’s Cancer Strategy.

Sutton’s MP saw the variety of complimentary therapies available to cancer patients from Sutton Coldfield and heard about the successful fundraising projects which ensure this important facility to Sutton is able to provide support and care to many of his constituents.

The Coalition Government published its Cancer Strategy at the beginning of 2011. It set out a plan to prevent more cancers, improve the country’s cancer services and raise survival rates to match the best in Europe. The Strategy – which has been allocated £750 million over the next four years - will ensure patients have access to the best care possible. In addition cancer patients can now access the newest cancer drugs recommended by their Consultant through the Government’s £650 million Cancer Drugs Fund.

Andrew Mitchell MP said, “Cancer affects us all, whether as a sufferer or as a friend or family member of someone who is battling the disease and I was, as I always am, impressed by the quality of care patients receive and the dedication from the many volunteers at the Sutton Support Centre.”

“Despite the economic pressures faced by this Government we have allocated funds which will raise awareness of cancer leading to earlier diagnosis which gives sufferers the chance of better treatment.”

Photo: Andrew Mitchell MP with volunteers Pat Brighton & Paul Williams at Sutton’s Cancer Support Centre.

Andrew Mitchell MP with volunteers Pat Brighton & Paul Williams at Sutton’s Cancer Support Centre

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