Proportion of cancers diagnosed in A&E falling

Anne Li                                                                                     January 20th, 2018


The way in which cancers are diagnosed in England is improving, according to new figures. The proportion of cancers diagnosed as emergencies has fallen since 2006, while the proportion diagnosed following urgent GP referrals has increased. Sir Harpal Kumar, Cancer Research UK’s chief executive, welcomed the reduction in emergency diagnoses but said that more needed to be done. “It’s critical that plans to boost numbers of NHS staff in diagnostic services are put into action without delay – otherwise we won’t be able to diagnose cancer as early as possible,” he said.


See original article at: https://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-us/cancer-news/news-report/2018-01-19-proportion-of-cancers-diagnosed-in-ae-falling

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