Jeremy Hunt health: MP on ‘minor’ cancer battle and ‘dramatic’ effect of the disease

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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.”

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