MEP calls for action

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A NORTH East MEP has urged the Government to do more to help people with chronic diseases.

According to new figures from Macmillan Cancer Support, four in every ten people will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lives.

Almost nine out of every ten deaths are caused by chronic non-communicable diseases such as cancer and heart disease. Ahead of a UN Summit next month, Fiona Hall has signed a letter to the Prime Minister and Health Minister calling for improvements to the diagnosis and treatment of patients.

She said: “All aspects, from prevention through to treatment, have the potential to be done more effectively and the upcoming summit is an opportunity to make that happen.”