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Late cancer diagnosis for poor

15th January 2010

A study from University College London has found that patients from deprived areas in England are more likely to have a late cancer diagnosis and be admitted to hospital as an emergency.

Women and older people also fare worse in getting a prompt diagnosis. Figures for the three most common cancers - colorectal, breast, and lung cancer - were examined for the six-year period 2000-2006 and during a time that an extra £570m was being invested via the NHS Cancer plan.

 

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