Kevin Vardy is a remarkable man, who is suffering from terminal prostate cancer. He started an online petition to Jeremy Hunt MP, Health Secretary, calling for a national screening programme for prostate cancer. So far it’s received over 53,000 signatures, a remarkable number for a petition on a men’s issue.
It’s a scandal that such a programme doesn’t already exist. As many men die from prostate cancer as women die from breast cancer in the UK, and there are national screening programmes for both breast cancer and cervical cancer.
Kevin has just updated his petition website – here – to say he’ll be on BBC Radio Lancashire next Monday morning. We’ll capture the piece and publish it as soon as we can.