Friday, March 30, 2018

Cancer survival and poverty

Survival chances of people diagnosed with early stage lung cancer are much worse for those living in poorer communities.

Figures show 72% of those diagnosed with stage one lung cancer survive the first year in the most deprived areas. But the survival rate is nearly 90% in the least deprived areas.

For bowel cancer diagnosed at stages one to three, people living in areas of greater disadvantage tend to have an increasingly lower survival rate.

With breast cancer, survival is universally high at the early stage but a gap emerges between the least and most disadvantaged areas for stage three breast cancer.

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