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Plans to tackle cancer waiting lists outlined by Labour and Lib Dems

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Labour is promising an extra 40,000 appointments, tests and scans a week at evenings and weekends if it wins the General Election, as part of a plan to 'catch cancer' earlier.

Shadow health secretary Wes Streeting, who recently received treatment for liver cancer, said “thousands of patients have waited too long for tests, scans and treatment”.

Whilst a 46 percent increase in the number of radiotherapy treatment machines could help “spare families the heartbreak of losing a loved one” to cancer, the Liberal Democrats have claimed. READ MORE: 'It feels like you're fighting a losing battle...

nothing ever changes' Both Labour and the Lib Dems have set out their pledges to cut cancer waiting times if either or both are able to form a government after the national poll on Thursday, July 4.

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