MSP supports prostate cancer campaign

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EDINBURGH Pentlands SNP MSP Gordon Macdonald has expressed his support for improved prostate cancer services in Scotland by signing the Pledge for Prostate Cancer.

The Prostate Cancer Charity Scotland has set out five pledges that MSPs can make to show their support for people affected by prostate cancer.

Mr Macdonald said: “Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in Scotland – 2700 men in Scotland are diagnosed with prostate cancer every year and 19,000 are currently living with the disease. Two men die of prostate cancer every day. Despite this, there is still considerable scope to improve the treatment, support and choices available to men diagnosed with prostate cancer, as well as improving the public’s knowledge of some of the issues faced by those affected by it.

“That’s why I am delighted to sign the Pledge for Prostate Cancer and help the Prostate Cancer Charity fight for a world where lives are no longer limited by the disease.”

Ann Ferguson, head of Scotland operations at the charity, added: “It is fantastic that Gordon Macdonald is showing his support for men and their families affected by prostate cancer. We hope many more politicians will follow suit.”