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New bowel cancer test leads to screening rate rise

New bowel cancer test leads to screening rate rise. SPL Scotland was the first country in the UK to introduce a bowel screening programme for adults over 50 A new, simpler test for bowel cancer has led to a significant rise in screening rates in Scotland, figures have shown. For theĀ first time uptake has risen above 60%, with the greatest rise among people living in deprived areas. Scotland has one of the highest rates of the disease in the western world, resulting in about [...]

The worst places for cancer care waits revealed

The worst places for cancer care waits revealed. Nearly three-quarters of services are failing to treat cancer patients quickly enough, BBC research shows. Hospitals are meant to start treatment within 62 days of an urgent referral by a GP in 85% of cases. But 94 out of 131 cancer services in England failed to do that during 2018-19 - compared with 36 five years ago. The worst performer was Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust, which saw fewer than 61% of patients [...]