Cancer: Medical Treatments:Written question - 43622

Q
Asked by Henry Smith
(Crawley)
Asked on: 05 May 2020
Department of Health and Social Care
Cancer: Medical Treatments
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people received chemotherapy treatment in (a) April 2019 and (b) April 2020 for the treatment of (i) breast cancer, (ii) bowel cancer, (iii) lung cancer, (iv) blood cancer and (v) prostate cancer.
A
Answered by: Jo Churchill
Answered on: 29 May 2020

The data in the following table shows first or subsequent treatment of all anti-cancer drug regimens (including ‘cytotoxic chemotherapy’, ‘hormone therapy’, ‘immunotherapy’ and ‘other’) for April 2019:

Breast

Lower Gastrointestinal

Lung

Haematological

Urological

3,458

1,060

1,247

1,950

3,354

The data for April 2020 is due to be published in June 2020.

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