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Rapid diagnostic centre speeds up cancer diagnosis

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The Friarage Hospital has launched a leading edge cancer service to provide faster diagnosis for patients who do not have obvious cancer symptoms. If a GP is concerned that a patient may have cancer, but they only have vague symptoms and do not meet the usual criteria for an urgent two week cancer referral, they can now book them into the rapid diagnostic centre (RDC) for further tests.

Lung cancer nurses hit the road

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Specialist lung cancer nurses are hitting the road to minimise the amount of time patients have to spend in hospital during the coronavirus pandemic. The specialist Macmillan thoracic nurses, who care for patients following lung cancer surgery, are travelling to patients’ homes after their operations to provide medical care and social, emotional and psychological support.