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Young cancer patients suffer

9th September 2006

According to the charity CLIC Sargent up to 70% of young people with cancer are not getting the care they need because of a shortage of specialist beds and staff.

Geoff Thaxter, Director of services at the charity, said that only 30% of children and teenagers with cancer were benefiting from NICE guidance published last year.  The guidance recommended that Cancer Networks work towards providing combined health and social care in age-appropriate settings.

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Article Information

Title: Young cancer patients suffer
Author: Sue Knights
Article Id: 758
Date Added: 9th Sep 2006

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