Cancer Strategy

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 2:48 pm on 8th December 2016.

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Photo of Fiona Mactaggart Fiona Mactaggart Labour, Slough 2:48 pm, 8th December 2016

One of the things that shocked me in a debate on ovarian cancer was to find that there are parts of the country where CA125 is not routinely available to women who are suspected of having ovarian cancer. I have also had letters from a number of constituents who say that they are unable to get access to bisphosphonates, a drug that helps to prevent breast cancer. Did the all-party group come up with recommendations to try to ensure that wherever people live, they get the best possible cancer prevention and care? At present there clearly is not universal provision of these important diagnostic tests and drugs.