Macmillan need your support – this is what they have to say:
Cancer care is at a tipping point.
During the first wave of the Covid pandemic, thousands of vital cancer appointments, surgeries and treatments were cancelled. We are extremely concerned to see this happening again in the ‘second wave’, with staff being redeployed and intensive care wards filling up in the worst affected areas.
That’s why we’re asking everyone to get behind the Forgotten ‘C’ campaign, as we call for UK Governments to ring fence cancer services to prevent the backlog from growing.
This is the most worrying time in recent history to get a cancer diagnosis. Now more than ever, people living with cancer must be able to get the right treatment and care, with the right support, at the right time.
Up to 50,000 people in the UK may have undiagnosed cancer because of the disruption caused by Covid 19 and this could double by this time next year. Please sign our open letter and call on UK governments to urgently take action to clear this backlog, click here and follow the instructions.
Our Forgotten C report, which launched in the media on Thursday 29 October, reveals the devastating impact this has had for many people living with cancer, click here to read our new report:and learn more about how the cancer backlog has impacted so many people living with cancer, and why urgent action is needed.
Thank you for supporting this campaign.