Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Cancer Warning Poses Challenge For New Health Organisation


Leading Cambridgeshire County Councillor, Geoff Heathcock, has expressed his concerns that the rising number of cancer and chronic diseases could significantly challenge the county’s new health organisation.
 
Councillor Heathcock, Shadow Cabinet Member for Health spoke out after warnings from the World Cancer Research Fund that serious illnesses threaten a public health disaster.
 
He said: “This is a timely warning and comes on the same day that GPs are being told to pull back from allowing sufferers to have a cancer scans. There is clear inconsistency of approach here; cancer caught quickly need not be a death sentence.
 
“This warning from the World Cancer Research Fund is extremely worrying and poses significant challenges for Cambridgeshire’s new health organisation which is due to take over in spring 2013.”