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THOU­SANDS of in­cur­able breast can­cer pa­tients are de­nied cru­cial nurs­ing care.

Free­dom of In­for­ma­tion data from char­ity Breast Can­cer Care re­vealed that 72 per cent of all health boards and trusts across the UK do not pro­vide a ded­i­cated nurse for peo­ple liv­ing with in­cur­able breast can­cer.

The char­ity said it showed a “wor­ry­ing lack of NHS in­vest­ment in care to help peo­ple live well for longer”. Breast Can­cer Care is call­ing for ur­gent fund­ing to be made avail­able to re­cruit and train nurses to fill the sig­nif­i­cant gaps.

Samia al Qadhi, the char­ity’s chief ex­ec­u­tive, said that af­ter a life-lim­it­ing di­ag­no­sis pa­tients con­tinue to be aban­doned with­out the spe­cial­ist sup­port they need to man­age com­plex treat­ment.

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