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star this property date less than 2018-05-02more like thismore than 2018-05-02
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Haematological Cancer more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to ensure people with blood cancer are diagnosed as soon as possible. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Crawley more like this
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star this property uin 140696 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-05-14more like thismore than 2018-05-14
star this property answer text <p>Early diagnosis of blood cancers is difficult as symptoms, such as tiredness or back pain, are often misdiagnosed. For suspected blood cancers, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence published a revised guideline in 2015 which clearly sets out that general practitioners should consider a very urgent full blood count within 48 hours to assess for leukaemia if adults present with suspicious symptoms.</p><p> </p><p>In December 2016 NHS England announced transformation funding of £200 million for Cancer Alliances to encourage new and innovative ways to diagnose cancer earlier, improve the care for those living with cancer and ensure that each cancer patient gets the right care for them.</p><p> </p><p>Additionally, the Accelerate, Coordinate and Evaluate Programme is a unique early diagnosis initiative, a programme of 60 projects exploring innovative concepts of diagnosing cancer earlier across England. The programme is testing a new multi-disciplinary diagnostic centre approach to diagnosing patients with vague or unclear but concerning symptoms, often characteristic of hard to diagnose cancers like blood cancers.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Winchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Steve Brine more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Brine more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this