New life-saving cancer screening ready to go
Thursday 21st October 2010, 2:30PM BST.
MAJOR steps towards preventing dozens of deaths from cancer every year have been taken, the Guernsey Press can reveal exclusively today.
Two key moves towards introducing bowel cancer screening in the island have happened, leaving it in the hands of deputies next Wednesday whether the service goes ahead.
A lack of expert staff had prevented screening before – but appointments at the Medical Specialist Group have overcome that.
And Health and Social Services has agreed to back a new method of screening, which is more effective than that previously planned when funding was approved in 2007 by Treasury and Resources.
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