Cancer patients in England ‘diagnosed too late’ due to staff shortages

Cancer Research UK estimates 115,000 people diagnosed at stage 3 or 4, hampered by chronic lack of skilled diagnostic staff

At least 115,000 cancer patients in England are diagnosed at an advanced stage each year, too late to have the best chance of survival, say experts.

Efforts to improve people’s chances, by spotting tumours early on when they can be more easily treated, are being hampered by a chronic lack of skilled diagnostic staff, says Cancer Research UK.

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