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Jeremy Hunt: MP ‘dramatically’ affected by cancer as he details his own ‘minor’ battle

Jeremy Hunts makes a swift getaway as he avoids probe

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Not only his battle with cancer, which has “fortunately been resolved”, the MP went on to say that he has seen the disease affect some of his other relatives “very dramatically”, prompting his work with the Select Committee which is working to improve cancer survival rates. Hunt admitted that although “they are getting better” there is still an urgent need to “raise money” and “raise awareness”, which he hopes to do when running 5K (3.1 miles) at Stoke Park, Guildford, this summer.

The South West Surrey MP shared: “Every member of my family has had cancer. I have had a minor one myself which has fortunately been resolved.

“So, it’s touched my family very dramatically and I know it has touched many, many families.

“My work on the Select Committee has shown me there are lot of things we can do to improve our cancer survival rates.

“They are getting better but the more we can do to raise money and raise awareness, the more lives we’ll save.”

In addition to the running event, which is set to take place on July 24, the two MPs also plan to support a campaign to establish a cancer and surgical innovation centre at the Royal Surrey Hospital in Guildford.

In light of Hunt’s comments. Richardson added: “There will be few of us who have been untouched by cancer.

“With one in two people now developing it at some stage of our lives, research into successful treatments and prevention of the disease is an overwhelming health priority.

“Jeremy has been an advocate and champion of cancer research, advanced treatments and better patient experiences for many years.

“It’s my pleasure to be able to join him at the Race for Life and for us to be taking forward this campaign together to allow the best possible outcomes for cancer patients in the future.”

Although not giving any more details on his own battle with cancer, leading charity Cancer Research UK works hard to educate individuals on the potential early warning signs of the disease so cases can be detected early and then treated.

The charity explains that there are over 200 different types of cancer that can cause many different symptoms. Cancer Research UK noted: “Sometimes symptoms are linked to certain cancer types. But signs can also be more general, including weight loss, tiredness (fatigue) or unexplained pain.”

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