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NHS catching more cancers earlier than ever before

The NHS is diagnosing more patients with cancer at an earlier stage than ever before, according to new analysis. Last year (2021-2022), over 100,000 (100,461) patients were diagnosed with cancer at stages one or two when it is easier to treat – the highest proportion on record. Record numbers of people are getting checked for cancer – almost half a…
Natalie Creaney
November 11, 2022
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Government rejects MPs’ warning on early cancer diagnosis

The Government have rebuked the Health and Social Care Committee’s warnings from their report into cancer services. The Committee’s report, which was published in April, claimed that progress on cancer targets would be negated if additional efforts were not made. They also stated their belief that the NHS would not currently meet the 75% early cancer diagnosis target by 2028.…
Natalie Creaney
June 17, 2022
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Large scale trial of a ‘revolutionary’ early-stage cancer blood test begins

A ‘revolutionary’ blood test that could detect more than 50 types of cancer before symptoms appear is to be trialled by thousands of Greater Manchester residents. The potentially lifesaving Galleri test checks for the earliest signs of cancer in the blood and the NHS-Galleri trial, the first of its kind, aims to recruit 140,000 volunteers nationally, to see how well…
Natalie Creaney
May 27, 2022
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Blood test could diagnose cancer in people with nonspecific symptoms

Scientists have created a blood test which is highly effective in detecting cancer in those with worrying symptoms, such as unexplained weight loss and fatigue. If the test is validated, it could significantly improve survival rates by diagnosing cancer much earlier and thus allowing patients to receive more effective treatment. The test can also show whether the cancer has spread.…
Ben Kemp
January 7, 2022