Impact of delay in surgery or time to surgery on kidney cancer outcomes

A recent study published in the Journal of Urology this month looked at the waiting times from diagnosis to surgery and the impact this had on outcomes for kidney cancer patients. The time from diagnosis of a kidney tumour to removal of the tumour during surgery can be very worrying for patients and clinicians due […]

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100,000 people face delays in cancer diagnosis

An article in The Daily Mail last week reports on official NHS statistics highlighting the increasing number of patients being forced to wait more than 2 weeks for referral to a specialist for a cancer diagnosis. An estimated 105,000 people with suspected cancer had to wait more than two weeks, the maximum time set under Government targets, to […]

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NHS misses cancer treatment waiting times target for the third year in a row

NHS England has published the latest cancer waiting times for the third quarter of 2016/17 (October to December 2016). The figures show that the  ‘two month (62 day) wait from urgent GP referral to first definitive treatment’ was missed for the third year in a row.  82.2% of people began their first treatment within 62 days, […]

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More than 130,000 people a year are waiting too long to receive crucial NHS cancer treatment

Articles in The Guardian and Daily Mail report an analysis of NHS performance data, which shows more than 130,000 patients a year are not receiving vital NHS cancer care on time because hospitals are struggling to look after the growing number of people suspected of having the disease. Widespread and growing failure to meet waiting […]

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