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Cancer care falls short of expectations

Published on 08/01/2010
The current services for people living with or after cancer do not meet patient expectations, according to a new poll.

Research carried out by Macmillan Cancer Support revealed that 89 per cent of cancer patients and survivors would expect a personalised care plan to support them once their treatment was over.

Professor Peter Johnson, Cancer Research UK's chief clinician, said: "The growing number of cancer survivors is a reflection of the great advances being made through research.

"The pace of progress sometimes means that for very new treatments little is known about longer term side effects, but it is important for patients to be as well informed as possible."

Of the two million people living with or after cancer across the UK, more than 1.2 million were diagnosed more than five years ago.

Recent figures from the Office for National Statistics indicated that for the majority of cancers, a higher proportion of women than men survived for at least five years after diagnosis.
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