There are an estimated 2,400 people living with cancer in Bradford East, and this could rise to 4,700 by 2030.
Nationally, every family in the UK is likely to be affected at some point.
But too often, people with cancer don’t get the support they need. Health and care staff are facing unsustainable pressure. Many people are struggling to cope with the cost of cancer. And wishes about care at the end of life aren’t being met.
Macmillan is calling on political parties to commit to the following over the course of the next Parliament:
- Ensure that there are enough health and care staff with the right skills so that people with cancer receive world-class treatment and support.
- No cuts to welfare benefits for people with cancer or their carers.
- Ensure that everyone approaching the end of their lives receive the best possible care and support and can die in the place of their choice.
You can read the full manifesto at www.macmillan.org.uk/parliament.