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Tag: Macmillan Cancer

Dying need free social care cancer campaigners say

Free end of life social care is needed to save the NHS money and improve patient care claim cancer campaigners. Macmillan Cancer Support says it could save the NHS in England £69 million a year on the care of cancer patients alone. Its analysis is based on a review of patient surveys, official NHS spending […]

Health charity says four in 10 people will get cancer

Rising cancer rates mean four in 10 people in the UK get the disease at some point in their lives, a health charity says.Macmillan Cancer Support says the figure has risen significantly in the past decade. The charity says the rise poses a “massive challenge” for the NHS. Ministers in England say they are working […]

Kidney cancer patients denied drug that can extend their lives by killer quango NICE

Having wasted a few reports recently on extending the nanny state by battering voters into not eating fat food the killer quango NICE has now decided to prematurely kill cancer patients. Kidney cancer patients will not be allowed a new drug that could extend their lives by up to three months because it is too […]