Cancer Diagnosis

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Health – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 11 October 2016.

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Photo of David Mowat David Mowat The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health 12:00, 11 October 2016

The independent cancer taskforce highlighted the report “Saving lives, averting costs”, which identified cost savings resulting from earlier diagnosis, in particular for colon, rectal and ovary cancers. We have committed to a further £300 million for earlier diagnosis, one major product of which will be the 28-day diagnosis standard to which the Secretary of State referred earlier.