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Challenges to the cancer strategy

A report from cancer charity Macmillan warns that the national cancer strategy is under threat from pressures on the wider NHS.

It finds that 64% of people recently diagnosed with cancer in England have experienced mental health problems such as anxiety and depression while waiting for their treatment to start. It also finds that confidence in delivering the cancer strategy is mixed amongst NHS leaders and GPs, as well as doubts about who is responsible for redesigning cancer services at a local and regional level. More....