Britain behind Europe on cancer survival rates
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.