News from Sutton LINk
Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
07 March 2012
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the UK.
Every year 37,000 men are diagnosed and 250,000 men are now living with the
We know that men face a postcode lottery in the quality of
prostate cancer services and care they receive. We believe that this is
unacceptable. Men should have access to the same high quality care wherever
they live. Sadly, the Government's progress to properly set out the care that
men should receive is very slow and threatens the quality of care men are
To address these issues, we have been working with men
affected by prostate cancer and their families, health professionals,
policy-makers and others to develop a set of standards that outline the best quality care that all men with prostate
Take action now!
do you think about our vision for quality care?
Tell us what you think about the standards of quality prostate cancer care we have drafted.
your MP and ask them to support our standards of quality care.
Your MP can help make sure
quality care becomes a reality in your area. If they support our standards,
they can publicise them to people affected by prostate cancer in your area. Contact your MP now or
go to www.prostate-cancer.org.uk/takeaction for more information.
If you have any questions or would like hard copies of our
draft standards of care, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 020 8222 7622 (please ask for the Policy and Campaigns team).
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