A charity is warning that cancer patients in Wales are facing "anxious and unacceptable" waits for their treatment. Macmillan Wales estimates 1200 people did not start their cancer treatment on time last year.
Figures from the cancer waiting times report show 87.2% of patients started urgent treatment within the target time last year. Macmillan Wales says that figures is "well below" the 95 per cent target set by Welsh Government.
A recent study suggested that patients in Wales who have bowel cancer face a longer wait for treatment compared to England, Scotland, and Northern Ireland.
Last month the Welsh Government announced a new "streamlined" cancer pathway for patients. The Single Suspected Cancer Pathway is intended to improve quality and outcomes for cancer patients in Wales.
ITV Wales News spoke to Gale Kidman who was diagnosed with stage three breast cancer in 2013. She faced a number of delays both in diagnosis and treatment.