By Sophie Borland Health Editor For The Daily Mail
Published: 00:30 BST, 1 October 2019 | Updated: 00:50 BST, 1 October 2019
Britain's shameful cancer survival rates will not improve unless the Government tackles a desperate shortage of expert staff, two top charities warn today.
Cancer Research UK and Macmillan Cancer Support have written to the Prime Minister highlighting how patients are being diagnosed late, making the cancer harder to treat, largely because of a lack of staff.
They estimate at least 115,000 patients in England were diagnosed with stage three or four tumours in 2017, considered ‘late’ stage cancers.