Prostate Cancer

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 4th July 2019.

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Photo of George Howarth George Howarth Labour, Knowsley

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 14 June 2019 to Question 264727 on prostate cancer, how many people received a prostate-specific antigen score of below 10ng/ml in the most recent year for which figures are available.

Photo of George Howarth George Howarth Labour, Knowsley

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many MRI machines are available in the NHS that are capable of performing a multi-parametric MRI scan for a patient with suspected prostate cancer.

Photo of George Howarth George Howarth Labour, Knowsley

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the updated NICE guideline NG131 on prostate cancer diagnosis and management, how many NHS radiologists are (a) able to perform and (b) expected to be needed to meet future demand for multi-parametric MRI scans for an individual with suspected prostate cancer.

Photo of George Howarth George Howarth Labour, Knowsley

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the increase in demand for MRI machines over the next five years for multi-parametric MRI scans for individuals with suspected prostate cancer following the update to NICE guideline, NG131, on prostate cancer diagnosis and management.

Photo of Seema Kennedy Seema Kennedy The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

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