Ciaran Devane, chief executive at Macmillan Cancer Support, said:
It is extremely worrying that the proportion of people who face delays in receiving vital tests which can diagnose cancer has doubled since this time last year, from 1.1% to 2.2%.
...Once again, we see that cancer care in this country isn't fixed. The NHS is under strain and cancer risks being overlooked and not given the focus it needs.
Each individual hospital has a responsibility to meet these targets, or they risk putting a patient's best chance of survival at risk.
More top news
Hundreds of operations will be cancelled and waiting lists will grow if the NHS is as busy as last winter, according to Labour analysis.
A 28-year-old man has been charged over the stabbing of a surgeon outside a mosque.
A quiet night to come across the UK.