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Cancer: Diagnosis

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 29th October 2019.

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Photo of John Baron John Baron Conservative, Basildon and Billericay

What steps he is taking to increase the rate of early cancer diagnosis.

Photo of Matthew Hancock Matthew Hancock Secretary of State for Health and Social Care

We have committed within the NHS Long Term Plan to have 75% of cancers diagnosed within the first two stages. In September 2019 we announced funding of £200 million for new equipment to drive earlier diagnosis of cancer and improve survival.

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