NHS cancer testing service 'at breaking point'
Pathology departments in NHS hospitals around the UK are struggling to cope with rising requests for cancer tests, Cancer Research UK has warned.
Without more staff to meet the demand, long waits for test results could become the norm, says the charity.
One in two of us will have cancer at some point, and getting it diagnosed early is vital.
The government says it is investing in cancer services, which includes having the right number and mix of staff.
According to the report:
Year on year, requests for pathology services have been increasing, but staffing levels are not increasing fast... read more