Waiting times for breast cancer test results have risen in past two years

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 05 June 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:1233
  1. Caroline White
  1. London

    Patients with breast cancer report considerable improvements in care and treatment over the past five years, but waiting times for test results have crept up, a representative survey shows. And trusts are still not giving patients enough information about their disease.

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    Delyth Morgan: “Significant and often basic information needs are not being met”

    The survey, commissioned by the charity Breakthrough Breast Cancer, details the responses of over 1200 women from 11 trusts across England about all stages of diagnosis and treatment of their disease.

    The questions followed the themes identified in the NHS guidance Improving Outcomes in Breast …

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