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Cancer waiting list has almost doubled, leak reveals

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The waiting list for cancer patients has almost doubled over the last seven months, according to internal NHS data which has never been made public.

A slide set seen by HSJ suggests the total number of patients waiting for cancer treatment on the 62-day pathway has increased from around 90,000 in mid-May, to around 160,000 at the start of December.

However, the data suggests the NHS has made good progress in treating patients waiting the longest.

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Source: HSJ, 15 December 2020

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