Timely cancer treatments for Borderers
Borders cancer patients are receiving some of the timeliest care in Scotland, new figures reveal.
This month, figures published for April-June 2021 show that almost 92% of eligible patients who are given an urgent suspicion of cancer referral have received their first cancer treatment within the Scottish Government’s 62-day target, well above the Scottish average.
And 100% of patients in the region receive their first treatment within the Scottish Government target of 31-days (from the date of the decision to treatment).
Dr Lynn McCallum, medical director, said: “I am proud that our cancer services have continued to perform well during the pandemic, thanks to the incredible hard work and dedication of our staff.”
She added: “To have the best chance of beating cancer, timely diagnosis and treatment is crucial. So if you are concerned or worried, please seek professional advice by contacting your GP.”