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Question reference: S6W-11922

  • Asked by: Paul McLennan, MSP for East Lothian, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: 4 November 2022
  • Current status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 24 November 2022


To ask the Scottish Government what data it currently has regarding the rate of emergency diagnosis of leukaemia.


The Scottish Government does not hold data on emergency presentations of cancer.

We are committed to diagnosing cancer as early and as quickly as possible which is why we continue to invest in our Detect Cancer Early (DCE) Programme and are rolling out Rapid Cancer Diagnostic Services. Work is underway to develop a new earlier diagnosis vision in Scotland - this will form part of the new cancer strategy, due to publish Spring 2023.