Poplar and Limehouse MP campaigns to help sufferers of prostate cancer

PUBLISHED: 14:33 19 March 2013 | UPDATED: 14:33 19 March 2013

Jim Fitzpatrick MP

Jim Fitzpatrick MP

Jim Fitzpatrick MP - submitted

Men suffering from prostate cancer will be told what treatment they deserve to receive from doctors as they battle the disease as part of a new initiative launched by a charity.

Poplar and Limehouse MP Jim Fitzpatrick has pledged to support the campaign by Prostate Cancer UK, which has unveiled a “Quality Checklist” to be used as a guide by sufferers and clinicians.

The checklist sets out 15 national standards for care that men with prostate cancer should expect and demand, from the point of their diagnosis through to the end of their life.

Mr Fitzpatrick revealed his support for the initiative at an event at Westminster this week, where he met men fighting the disease.

“It is incredibly important that we do all we can to ensure all men with prostate cancer get the care and support they need,” he said.

“I am therefore delighted to endorse Prostate Cancer UK’s Quality Checklist, and call on East London NHS Trust to ensure it is adopted as soon as possible to help all men who are diagnosed with the disease.”

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