What is the NHS long term plan for cancer?

What is the NHS long term plan for cancer?

Our NHS Long Term Plan aims to save thousands more lives each year by dramatically improving how we diagnose and treat cancer – our ambition is that by 2028, an extra 55,000 people each year will survive for five years or more following their cancer diagnosis.

Is cancer classed as a long term condition?

The successes of the last decades have meant people living longer and often with conditions that would previously have been fatal. As the cancer charity Macmillan point out, cancer is more commonly becoming a ‘long term condition’.

What is the cancer Reform Strategy?

Cancer reform strategy. ]. It lays out policy to improve prevention, diagnosis, treatment and survivorship. There are also sections on living with cancer, reducing inequalities and providing care in the appropriate setting.

What is the 10 year plan NHS?

The 10-year plan includes measures to prevent 150,000 heart attacks, strokes and dementia cases, and better access to mental health services for adults and children. The NHS Long Term Plan is a new plan for the NHS to improve the quality of patient care and health outcomes.

What is cancer strategy?

The new Cancer Strategy for Northern Ireland and its Funding Plan 2022-2032 were launched by the Health Minister Robin Swann on 22 March 2022 and sets the direction of travel for cancer services for the next 10 years.

What cancers are considered chronic?

Some types of cancer are more likely to become chronic, including leukemia, lymphoma, ovarian cancer, and breast cancer. Extended treatment may help prevent the disease from growing, spreading, or progressing. This is sometimes called maintenance treatment.

What are Macmillan’s aims?

Macmillan Cancer Supports’ ambition is to reach and improve the lives of everyone affected by cancer and inspire millions to do the same, and do that by providing medical, practical, emotional or financial support and pushing for better cancer care.

What is 2WW referral?

A ‘Two Week Wait’ referral is a request from your General Practitioner (GP) to ask the hospital for an urgent appointment for you, because you have symptoms that might indicate that you have cancer.

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