Rebecca Evans, Member of the Senedd for Gower, is backing the new the All-Wales Cancer Community.
Launched by Tenovus Cancer Care, the Community is for anyone who has a cancer story to tell.
The invaluable experiences of members will be used to inform and support the cancer research community, health and social care partners, and Welsh Government, with the aim of improving outcomes for people affected by cancer.
Real-life experience of any cancer – either individually or through a loved-one – is all that’s needed to join the pioneering platform of people.
Rebecca Evans MS was pleased to meet the new recruits to the community.
Mrs Evans said: “People across Gower will have been, and will be, affected by cancer. To know there is a community which can come together to support and influence the policy, research and service development landscape in Wales is important.
“I would encourage anyone who wishes to know more, to find out more via the Tenovus website.”
Judi Rhys MBE, Chief Executive at Tenovus Cancer Care, said: “We want everyone affected by cancer, anywhere in Wales, to have a voice, and for their voices to be heard.
“This is more important than ever as we emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic. The indications are there are thousands of missed cancer diagnoses, for a variety of reasons. We need to be prepared in Wales for that reality, so that our wonderful NHS and social care staff are ready and that all support services are in place.”.
All-Wales Cancer Community member, Gill Morton, said: “I hope as many people as possible join our new community and take this opportunity to speak openly about their personal experiences as there has never been a more important time to do so.
“Not only will joining the All-Wales Cancer Community mean being part of a movement of people campaigning to help people with cancer live their best lives but it will also help people with experience of cancer to have a voice and be heard. Having recovered from cancer I understand the challenges faced by all those affected, and the extra support needed during such difficult times.”
Visit https://www.tenovuscancercare.org.uk/ for more information or to sign up to the All-Wales Cancer Community.