Eyes: Cancer

Health written question – answered on 14th January 2014.

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Photo of Jim Shannon Jim Shannon Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Health), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Transport), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Human Rights)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions he has had on the potential use of proton beam therapy for treatment of eye cancer in the NHS.

Photo of Jane Ellison Jane Ellison The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

Ministers have had no discussions on the use of proton beam therapy for treatment of eye cancer.

Proton beam therapy for the treatment of patients with eye tumours has been available in the United Kingdom for a number of years at the Clatterbridge Centre for Oncology. NHS England's service specification for Ocular Oncology set out how patients may be referred to the service if appropriate.

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