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.
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