Haematological Cancer

Health written question – answered on 19th October 2010.

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Photo of Menzies Campbell Menzies Campbell Liberal Democrat, North East Fife

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent estimate he has made of the proportion of patients with a haematological cancer who receive chemotherapy (a) in total and (b) at home.

Photo of Paul Burstow Paul Burstow The Minister of State, Department of Health

For 2008-09, the number of finished consultant episodes where the primary diagnosis was haematological cancer and where chemotherapy was provided was 96,505.

This data is for those treated in national health service hospitals or in the independent sector, commissioned by the NHS. This figure does not reflect an exact count of people as the same person may have been admitted on more than one occasion.

Information for those who received treatment at home is not held centrally.

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