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Cancer more likely to kill people in deprived areas, study shows

Publié par Clifford Armion le 17/06/2011

Sarah Boseley

"More than 2,600 cancer deaths could be avoided in England every year if people living in the most deprived parts of Britain had as good a chance of survival as those in the most affluent areas, according to experts.

"A study presented at the national cancer intelligence network conference by a team from King's College London, shows the gap in survival between the rich and poor in England remains substantial. If health outcomes were equal, 490 deaths from breast cancer could be averted, 330 from lung cancer, 690 from bowel cancer and 330 from prostate cancer.

"The gap is most obvious in the month after diagnosis, suggesting patients from deprived areas do not go to see their GP until the cancer is at a late stage or they are not getting a prompt diagnosis."

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"Cancer more likely to kill people in deprived areas, study shows", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), juin 2011. Consulté le 20/10/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/cancer-more-likely-to-kill-people-in-deprived-areas-study-shows