Prostate cancer patients get worse care than other cancer patientsBMJ 2006; 332 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.332.7534.139-c (Published 19 January 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:139
- Susan Mayor
Patients with cancer are receiving better care from the NHS in England than five years ago, but many are still waiting too long to see a specialist after being referred by their GP, a new report says. It warns that provision of specialist care for prostate cancer is a lower priority than for other common cancers.
The report, Tackling Cancer: Improving the Patient Journey, assessed the progress made since the introduction of the NHS Cancer Plan, a national strategy introduced in 2000 to improve cancer services. The plan was based on a range of information on service provision, including …