Cancer diagnosis wait time doubles in London

New analysis by Macmillan Cancer Support shows the number of people in London facing dangerously long waits for a diagnosis has doubled since the start of the pandemic.

In the capital the average number left waiting over two weeks for a specialist appointment for suspected cancer after an urgent referral was around 2,300 per month in 2019 compared to around 5,300 a month last year.

The charity say it is causing further uncertainty at an already devastatingly anxious time, and want the government to do more.

Anthony Cunliffe, GP and Macmillan National Lead Medical Adviser joined Alicia to talk through the findings.

Tanya Francis 17th February 2023


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