Cancer: Surgery

Department of Health written question – answered on 25th May 2016.

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

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the NHS plans to offer keyhole surgery for liver and colon cancer.

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

NHS England is committed to promoting evidence-based innovation and surgical techniques. Laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery can be used in many different surgical interventions, including for liver and colorectal cancer, as determined by clinical teams, often in discussion with the patient.

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