Breast Cancer: Eddisbury

Department of Health written question – answered on 21st October 2015.

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Photo of Antoinette Sandbach Antoinette Sandbach Conservative, Eddisbury

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people in Eddisbury constituency have been diagnosed with secondary breast cancer in the last three years.

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

Data on the number of people diagnosed with secondary breast cancer is not currently available. Public Health England (PHE) is responsible for collecting cancer data to support national cancer registration in England and recognises the importance of collecting data on recurrent breast cancer. At present pilot work in acute trusts has improved the reporting for breast cancer recurrence and metastasis totheNational CancerRegistration Service but the data is not complete. Further work is being scoped by NHS England and PHE based on the recommendation in the recent Independent Cancer Taskforce report to establish robust surveillance systems to collect this data on all cancers.

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