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CANCER: TIME TO CHOOSE

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Five years from now half of us will face cancer during our lives.

CANCER: TIME TO CHOOSE

Five years from now half of us will face cancer during our lives.

Not everyone with cancer is getting the support they need — and it’s going to get worse as the number of people with cancer soars. We need urgent political action to change this.

We must act now so everyone with cancer is diagnosed early and receives the best possible treatment and support. We must demand health services that support, comfort and protect the dignity of everyone affected. We must also make it possible for each person to die in the place of their choice.

The election is our chance to make sure improving cancer care is a priority for the next government.

It’s your time to choose.

Join our campaign to make cancer care an election priority and avoid a cancer care crisis. Visit timetochoose.org.uk

Cancer can feel like the loneliest place. But together we can choose a future where no one has to face cancer alone.

CHOOSE LIVING WELL

The chance of surviving cancer in the UK is far lower than in many parts of Europe, and too many people don’t get the help they need to live well once treatment has ended. Demand earlier diagnosis and better support after treatment.

Demand earlier diagnosis

In the UK nearly one person in three lives for less than a year after being told they have cancer. We can save lives and ensure more people will live better by acting earlier. Join our call to improve early diagnosis.

Demand the best treatment

Too many who face cancer don’t get the treatment that’s best for them. We can do much more to make sure everyone gets the treatment they need — regardless of how old they are or where they live.

Demand the right support after treatment

We need to make sure people with cancer get the help they need to live well after treatment has finished. We can make a real difference by providing the right practical support for everyone diagnosed with cancer.

CHOOSE DIGNITY

Right now one in five people with cancer don’t feel treated as an individual and too many NHS staff don’t feel properly valued or supported. Demand health services that protect the dignity of patients, while giving staff the support they need to do this.

Demand dignity for patients

Nearly one in five people with cancer feels treated as a set of symptoms rather than being recognised as a person. Let’s change this, by calling on the next government to end poor care in hospitals and demand action to make it better. Dignity must not be denied.

Demand support for staff

In the past year nearly half of NHS staff have not had any training on how to provide a good experience of care.  Let’s make sure the new government commits to giving all frontline staff the training and support they need to deliver care with dignity and respect.

CHOOSE A GOOD DEATH

A lack of support outside of hospital denies many people the chance to die in the place they want to. Demand the free social care people need to fulfil their wish to die at home if they choose.

Demand free social care at the end of life

Three out of four people with cancer would prefer to die at home, but less than a third are able to.

We can change this by calling on the next government to provide free social care at the end of life. That way, people at the end of their lives will have the practical support they need to fulfil their wish to die at home if they choose.

Visit timetochoose.org.uk to join our campaign.

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