Kidney Cancer: Diagnosis

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 18th October 2021.

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Photo of Alex Norris Alex Norris Shadow Minister (Health and Social Care)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 7 June 2021 to Question 7915 on Kidney Cancer, what guidance his Department plans to provide to community diagnostics hubs to help ensure that they have adequate equipment to be able to diagnose kidney cancer within an appropriate timeframe.

Photo of Maria Caulfield Maria Caulfield The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

Community diagnostic hubs (CDHs) will be equipped with computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging scanners and biopsy facilities, which are used for the detection of kidney cancer. Full guidance on the diagnostic testing required within CDHs will be published in due course.

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