MPs showed their support for Melanoma Focus this week, by attending a parliamentary event to raise awareness of melanoma skin cancer. They met with melanoma skin cancer specialists and patients with first-hand experience of melanoma to discuss the importance of symptom awareness and skin protection in reducing the growing number of melanoma skin cancer cases in the UK.
Chris Bryant MP hosted the event and became a Patron of the charity following his diagnosis with stage 3 melanoma skin cancer in 2019.
Susanna Daniels, CEO of Melanoma Focus, added:
“We are delighted that so many MPs share our concerns about the rising melanoma skin cancer rates and are supporting Melanoma Awareness Month. Throughout the month of May, we will urge people to Be Smart About Skin Cancer by visiting their GP if they notice any unusual looking or changing moles and lesions and by wearing factor 30 (or higher) sunscreen from mid-March to mid-October.”
“I’d like to thank our Patron, Chris Bryant MP and his team for organising this event and for their ongoing support for the charity. We are also extremely grateful to our patient advocates, Lucy and Luke, who generously gave their time and shared their experiences with MPs.”