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Older people receive worse NHS cancer care

Publié par Clifford Armion le 06/09/2011

Martin Beckford

"The study from the King's Fund found that pensioners tended to be diagnosed with the disease later and were less likely to receive surgery.

"Some 15,000 people over 75 in Britain die prematurely from cancer each year compared with better-performing countries, according to estimates.

"The report said there was substantial evidence that older patients were under-treated on the NHS and that their chances of survival were poorer as a result.

"It found the elderly were less likely to receive proper tests or surgery and more likely to be seen when their cancers were advanced and so beyond treatment."

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"Older people receive worse NHS cancer care", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), septembre 2011. Consulté le 22/09/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/older-people-receive-worse-nhs-cancer-care