Breast Cancer: Coronavirus

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 21st July 2020.

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Photo of Bambos Charalambous Bambos Charalambous Opposition Whip (Commons), Shadow Minister (Home Office)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect on people with incurable secondary breast cancer of the changes to cancer treatment during the covid-19 outbreak.

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

Holding answer received on 23 June 2020

During the COVID-19 crisis, urgent and essential cancer treatments have continued. Some cancer diagnostics and treatments have been rescheduled to protect vulnerable patients from having to attend hospitals. These were all clinical decisions made with the patient and the recovery and restoration of cancer services to pre-pandemic levels is well underway with detailed guidance issued by NHS England and NHS Improvement.

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