Sinn Féin MLA Pat Sheehan has said faster treatment for Pancreatic Cancer could improve the rate of survival for people who suffer from the disease.
Speaking after joining ‘Demand Faster Treatment’ campaigners at Stormont, the party’s health spokesperson commented:
“Sinn Féin support the ‘Demand Faster Treatment’ campaign for those diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer.
“Pancreatic cancer has an incredibly low survival rate and the north of Ireland has been ranked as the fifth worst survival rate in the world.
“Today we stood with a pancreatic cancer survivor and supporters to raise awareness of this disease and the need for faster diagnosis and treatment which could improve the survival rate.
“The case for faster treatment must be considered as part of any new Department of Health Cancer strategy moving forward.”