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Cancer: Health Services

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 900443, tabled on 28 January 2020

What recent assessment he has made of trends in the level of waiting times for cancer treatment.

Answered on

28 January 2020

Cancer is a priority for the Government.

While survival rates are at a record high, we are committed to going further. We get there through earlier diagnosis, and raising awareness so that more patients are referred quicker for treatment if necessary.

Our dedicated National Health Service workforce diagnosed 31% more cancers, and ensured that 1.5 million more people with suspected cancer were seen by a specialist last year compared to 2010.

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