Navigation Links
Scotland lags far behind in meeting the demand of prostate cancer treatment

Half of Scotland's prostate cancer patients face a delay of two months or more for surgery or therapy//.

Prostrate cancer is one of the most common cancers in Scotland. Bu the health officials said that the hospitals are struggling to hit their target.

Andy Kerr, health minister, asked the authorities to reduce the waiting times to make it easier for those who have been diagnosed with the cancer.

Patients who have been referred to the doctors in the end of the previous year will be given treatment within two months.

About 75% of the patients received therapy or surgery within that time. Despite all these measures there are some patients who are waiting eight or nine months for treatment.

In England also the same situation is in progress but in the last three months of the previous year their figures show that about 83.9% of patients are given proper treatment. The success rate for prostate cancer in Scotland is poor about 48% if the treatment is given on time.

Dr Bob Masterton, lead cancer clinician for the west of Scotland, said that these patients have other secondary disease conditions and quick treatment strategies are not strongly associated with a better prognosis in case of Prostate cancer.

The Prostate Cancer Charity said that in case of Metastatic prostate cancer patients the wait is for more than two months for therapy or surgery. Stuart Danskin, of the charity CancerBACUP Scotland, said that these figures vary greatly from one area to another.

But Mr. Kerr said that the figures are proper and correct and recently they invested about £150m in cancer services to reduce the long waiting queue.


'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Historic Increase In Incidence Of Sexually Transmitted Diseases In Scotland
2. Smoking Ban Believed To Enjoy Widespread Public Acceptance In Scotland
3. Scotland faces shortage of dentists questioning the dental facilities
4. More Drug Addicts In Scotland Seek Treatment
5. State-of-the-art Heart and lung unit at Scotland by 2007
6. New Treat And Teach Program To Modernize Dental Services in Scotland
7. Haggis listed as restricted food in Scotland
8. Superbug Claims More Lives In Scotland
9. Shortage of dentists in Scotland
10. Planning Permission Delayed In Scotland
11. Generation Scotland To Examine Relation Between Lifestyle, Genetics and Health
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... The American Board of Family Medicine's (ABFM) ... and Chief Executive Officer, succeeding Dr. James C. Puffer upon his retirement. Dr. Newton ... until Dr. Puffer’s retirement at the end of 2018. Upon assuming the role of ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... Lori R. ... a member of ElderCounsel, a national organization of elder law and special needs planning ... laws and rules. It also provides a forum to network with elder law attorneys ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... , ... Ellevate Network, the leading network for professional women, brought together some ... at their inaugural Summit in New York City in June. The event was livestreamed ... over 3 million. To watch the Mobilize Women video, click here . ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... Agile Software Development, has been awarded a contract by the Center for Medicare ... (BPA) aims to accelerate the enterprise use of Agile methodologies in a consistent ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... CitiDent and San ... using cutting-edge Oventus O2Vent technology. As many as 18 million Americans are ... cessation in breathing. Oral appliances can offer significant relief to about 75 percent ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/4/2017)... , Oct. 4, 2017  According to the Centers for Disease Control ... of October . PhysicianOne Urgent Care is helping communities across ... NY , by offering no-cost* flu shots through the end of ... by certain health insurance regulations. ... best time to get a flu shot is by the end of ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... , Oct. 2, 2017 Halo Labs announces the European ... system called the HORIZON at MIBio 2017 in Cambridge, ... and visible particulate matter in biopharmaceutical samples with unprecedented speed and ... the novel technique Backgrounded Membrane Imaging. ... The HORIZON subvisible particle analysis system ...
(Date:9/27/2017)... and NEW YORK , Sept. 27, 2017  DarioHealth ... and big data solutions, today announced that its MyDario product is expected ... local TV listings for when The Dr. Oz Show airs in your ... The nine-time Emmy ... ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: