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Breast Cancer: Radiotherapy

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 98160, tabled on 1 October 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the proportion of patients that have had a shorter course of breast radiotherapy as a result of covid-19.

Answered on

23 October 2020

The latest available data from the National Cancer Registration and Analysis Service on radiotherapy episodes shows weekly counts up to May 2020. For the week commencing 25 May 2020 the proportion of breast radiotherapy being delivered as part of a shorter course was 65% (346 episodes).