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Fewer than 5pc of breast cancer patients seen in two weeks

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Fewer than 5pc of patients given a breast cancer referral at Norfolk's largest hospital were seen within the two-week target, the second lowest figure in the country.

During June, only 3.1pc of patients with suspected breast cancer were seen within two weeks at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) - nine patients out of 295. The national target is 93pc.

Health bosses from the trust have spoken about the pressures to tackle cancer referrals, adding hundreds of additional clinics on evenings and weekends.

It comes after the death of Girls Aloud star Sarah Harding, who died of breast cancer aged 39 and who previously said she felt she had let the pandemic deter her from seeing her doctor.

A spokesperson for the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital said: “Our cancer teams........

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