We all know that medical research is our best hope for improving treatment and discovering a cure for asbestos related diseases like mesothelioma. We also know this will require commitment and resources. That is why we have launched the mesothelioma pledge- our call for the Government to ensure proper funding for research.
We would like your help today:
· Please print off and sign this pledge yourself (using the form below)
· Please ask your MP to show their support by signing Early Day Motion 995 in Parliament (the wording of the motion is below)
Early Day Motion 995- Mesothelioma
This Early Day Motion has been set down by Tracey Crouch MP. Early Day Motions are put down so that MPs can show their support for issues such as this. It is already supported by over sixty MPs. Please write to your MP and ask them to sign today. If you would like information on how to contact your MP please write to us.
The Early Day Motion says: That this House notes with concern that mesothelioma is an invasive form of lung cancer caused primarily by prior exposure to asbestos; recognises that there is currently no cure for this devastating disease and that mesothelioma patients frequently have a very short life expectancy and experience complex debilitating symptoms; further notes that the UK has the highest rate of the disease in the world and that over the next 30 years more than 50,000 people will die of mesothelioma in the UK unless new treatments are found; believes that investment in research into the causes and potential cures for mesothelioma is desperately needed; pays tribute to the great work of the former hon. Member for Manchester, Wythenshawe and Sale East, the late Paul Goggins, to raise the profile of the need for long-term investment into mesothelioma research; and calls on the Government to facilitate the establishment of a long-term sustainable mesothelioma research scheme funded by the insurance industry.
The Mesothelioma Pledge
I am proud to sign the Beat Mesothelioma Pledge:
Mesothelioma is an aggressive cancer and the
has the highest number of sufferers
in the world. There is currently no cure. Over the next 30 years more than
50,000 people will die in the UK unless new treatments are found.
Investment into researching the causes and potential cures for mesothelioma is
desperately needed if we are to find those treatments. UK
That is why we are calling on the Government to facilitate the establishment of a long-term sustainable mesothelioma research scheme funded by the insurance industry.
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