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More teenagers surviving cancer

21st August 2008

New figures have shown that cancer survival rates for teenagers and young adults in the UK have risen by a sixth over a 20-year period.

The first national report into survival rates by Manchester University looked at over 30,000 young people aged 13 to 24 diagnosed between 1979 and 2001. The British Journal of Cancer has reported that five-year survival rates for all cancer types improved from 63% between 1979 and 1984 to 74% between 1996 and 2001, with the greatest increase seen for leukaemia.


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Article Information

Title: More teenagers surviving cancer
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 7933
Date Added: 21st Aug 2008


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