Treatment and Pathways

Early diagnosis, assessment of cancers and timely access to treatment are important factors for improving cancer survival and quality of life post treatment. The Alliance is implementing Rapid Diagnostic & Assessment Pathways for Lung, Prostate and Colorectal cancers.

The aim is:

• for a diagnosis, or

• to rule out cancer as quickly as possible so that patients receive the right treatment or to put patients’ minds at rest where cancer is not diagnosed

If colorectal cancer is treated early 95% of men and around 100% of women with stage 1 bowel cancer will survive for 5+ years

In 2013, Lung cancer was responsible for 22% of cancer deaths in our area

Only 21% of cancers in our area are diagnosed at stage 1 and 2