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Image caption Waiting times have been reduced to less than six days on average in the clinic. A centre for quickly diagnosing cancer has reduced waiting times by up to 92% in its first year and cut costs, analysis has found. Patients going to GPs with non-specific but possibly cancerous symptoms were sent to a rapid diagnosis centre at Neath Port Talbot Hospital. Swansea Bay University Health Board said waiting times were cut to less than six days. The paper's authors said the clinic could also be more cost effective. Between June 2017 and May 2018, GPs referred 189 patients to the half-day clinic, which ran twice a week. Patients were either diagnosed with a suspected cancer and referred ... Full story

14 January