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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-03475: Jackie Baillie (Dumbarton)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 5 October 2016

To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to ensure that each NHS board is able to manage potential treatment capacity challenges as a result of a rise in the incidence of kidney cancer.

Answered by: Shona Robison 2 November 2016

Our ‘Beating Cancer: Ambition and Action’ strategy and the accompanying £100 million investment over five years, serves as a blueprint for the future of cancer services in Scotland, improving the prevention, detection, diagnosis, treatment and aftercare of people affected by all cancers. This work links with our tobacco control strategy and the Prevention of Obesity Route Map as evidence shows that smoking and obesity are two of the biggest risk factors for renal cancer.