Britain be­hind Europe on can­cer sur­vival rates

The Daily Telegraph - - News -

Britain is trail­ing be­hind other Euro­pean coun­tries when it comes to di­ag­nos­ing and treat­ing can­cer, ac­cord­ing to a new re­port.

The study, from the As­so­ci­a­tion of the Bri­tish Phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal In­dus­try, found the UK had fallen be­hind on nine out of 10 can­cers when it came to sur­vival – in­clud­ing bowel, lung, breast, ovar­ian, prostate and kid­ney.

Britain also had the sec­ond worst sur­vival rate for lung can­cer and the sec­ond worst rate for pan­cre­atic can­cer.

Ac­cord­ing to the anal­y­sis, if the UK matched the can­cer death rates of France, the deaths of more than 100,000 women could be pre­vented over the next decade.

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