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Wide variation in cancer care

24th February 2012

Researchers have found that there are variations in cancer care across England.

Cancer patients who are young, female or from an ethnic minority face a longer wait to be diagnosed and referred to a cancer specialist, though overall, 77% of people were referred after one or two visits to their GP, according to data from the 2010 National Cancer Patient Experience Survey in England from 41,299 patients. Cancer Research UK said the study highlighted some of the difficulties in diagnosing cancer in primary care.


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