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Public views sought on cancer care

The Scottish government is seeking the views of the public over the development of better cancer care.

A consultation, which discusses issues such as prevention, diagnosis and the quality of care, has been launched.

Patients, carers, NHS staff and voluntary organisations, as well as the general public, are all invited to contribute their views to the consultation to help shape the country's future cancer strategy.

Health Secretary Nicola Sturgeon said: "Our discussion document includes many questions about specific issues and an open invitation for everyone to provide views and ideas about any aspect of cancer care.

"It builds on existing achievements by setting out a range of broad action areas to be addressed and putting a new focus on options to improve cancer waiting times.

"It's important we develop a strategy that will meet the needs of those affected by cancer for years to come."

The Scottish government is pioneering many health improvement initiatives to help in the fight to save lives.

These include a new bowel cancer screening programme and promoting awareness of the risks of skin cancer from exposure to the sun or artificial tanning devices.

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