Jenny Marra signs The Pledge for Prostate Cancer
10 January 2012
Jenny Marra MSP has expressed her backing for reduced inequalities and improved prostate cancer services in Scotland by signing The Pledge for Prostate Cancer.
The Prostate Cancer Charity Scotland has set out five pledges that MSPs can make to show their support for people affected by prostate cancer, and is delighted to have secured widespread cross party support for the initiative.
Jenny Marra said,
"Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in Scotland. 2,700 men in Scotland are diagnosed with prostate cancer every year and 19,000 are currently living with the disease.
"Despite this there is still considerable scope to improve the treatment, support and choices available to men diagnosed with prostate cancer - as well as improving the public’s knowledge of some of the issues faced by those affected by it.
"That’s why I am delighted to sign The Pledge for Prostate Cancer and help The Prostate Cancer Charity fight for a world where lives are no longer limited by the disease."
Ann Ferguson, Head of Scotland Operations at The Prostate Cancer Charity, said,
"It is fantastic that Jenny Marra is showing her support for men and their families affected by prostate cancer.
"We hope many more politicians will follow suit and back the pledge to ensure prostate cancer remains firmly in the spotlight over the course of this parliament, and that the improvements we are calling for make the transition from proposal to reality."
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