NHS Blood Cancer Care

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 2:30 pm on 17th January 2018.

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Photo of Julia Lopez Julia Lopez Conservative, Hornchurch and Upminster 2:30 pm, 17th January 2018

I thank my hon. Friend for securing an extremely important debate. He talks about the trouble of diagnosing hidden cancers such as leukaemia in adults, but it is sometimes particularly difficult to diagnose cancers in children. Before Christmas I had a sad meeting with a constituent of mine whose daughter Isla Caton has neuroblastoma, a particularly vicious form of childhood cancer. He discussed how it took three months to diagnose her, because she was only showing lethargy and people had come up with various different diagnostic ideas. In Japan, they test children from birth—