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Prostate cancer patients get worse care than other cancer patients

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 19 January 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:139
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London

    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 …

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