Geraint Davies MP

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Geraint Davies MP On Purple Alert To Change The Future For People Affected By Pancreatic Cancer

Geraint Davies MP has pledged to get on Purple Alert this November for Pancreatic Cancer
Awareness Month to help transform the lives of people affected by pancreatic cancer in
Swansea West.


At a Pancreatic Cancer UK drop-in
event at Westminster, Geraint
Davies MP heard that 93 per cent
of people diagnosed will not
survive five years or more, and
that there has been very little
improvement in survival since the
early 1970s. The charity says that
unless urgent action is taken now,
pancreatic cancer will become
the fourth biggest cancer killer by
2026.
Geraint Davies MP said:
“Tragically, pancreatic cancer
took the lives of 76 people in the

Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board area during 2015. It is clear that much
more work is needed to deliver the kind of change which we must see for
people affected, and to achieve the improvements in survival so desperately needed.
“This year, 9,600 people in the UK will receive a pancreatic cancer diagnosis. I want to
encourage everyone in Swansea West to join me in getting on

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