‘Devastating' loophole means bladder cancer patients face FIVE MONTH wait for treatment Patients with bladder cancer are being made to wait up to five months for treatment because of an NHS loophole, it has been revealed.
Health service guidance counts a biopsy – the removal of a small sample of cells to be tested – as the beginning of treatment.
This means the NHS's 62-day treatment waiting limit stops once a patient has had a biopsy, and they are being left to wait up to 144 days to start actual therapy.
Politicians and campaigners have written to the Government urging it to act to improve care for patients with the illness, which kills around 5,000 Britons per year. The Daily Mail