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Breast cancer patients in England face delays to reconstruction surgery

Charity Breast Cancer Now warns of a ‘postcode lottery’ of NHS care for women after mastectomy

Women waiting for breast reconstruction surgery on the NHS in England face a “postcode lottery” of care, with some forced to wait more than three years, a damning report warns.

Two in five women (40%) waiting for breast reconstruction during the pandemic after having their breasts removed due to cancer faced a delay of 24 months or longer, according to research involving 1,246 women who either underwent reconstruction surgery or were waiting for it.

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