Breast Cancer: Medical Treatments

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 1st July 2020.

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Photo of Craig Tracey Craig Tracey Conservative, North Warwickshire

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that people with incurable secondary breast cancer may receive timely treatment in covid-19 free hubs and sites.

Photo of Jo Churchill Jo Churchill The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

NHS England and NHS Improvement have put in place arrangements to ensure that essential and urgent treatment for cancers has continued throughout the response to the pandemic, including issuing clear guidance to the system and supporting the development of cancer ‘hubs’ for surgery. This is dependent on the advice of clinicians, who will consider the possible risks and with patient safety at core of the decision making process.

The National Health Service is now working to restore and recover all cancer services, including for people with secondary breast cancer, in ways that keep patients as safe as possible.

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