Our Medical Director, Dr. Chris Jackson, was interviewed by RNZ about delays in gynaecological cancer diagnosis of women with a BMI over 40 at Counties Manukau DHB.
Dr. Chris Jackson commented that timely diagnosis is key to the effective treatment and best outcomes for cancer.
He said the DHB needed to provide services that met the needs of its patients and it had to adapt as its population changed. The problem was not limited to Counties Manukau or to any one type of cancer. But it was incredibly stressful waiting to find out if you could have cancer, and to wait 53 days was unacceptable, he said.
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