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Experience of cancer patients still mostly positive, says survey

The experience of cancer patients in England remains generally positive, according to responses from more than 69,000 people participating in this year’s National Cancer Patient Experience Survey.

Assessing their overall care from zero (very poor) to 10 (very good), respondents gave an average rating of 8.80, up from 8.74 last year.

Most topics showed improvement except one. 60% of respondents thought GPs and nurses at their general practice definitely did everything they could to support them during cancer treatment, down from 62% last year and 63% the year before. The full report can be found on the National Cancer Patient Experience Survey website. Local level data will be published next month.