UK lags behind the rest of EU in cancer treatment | EurActiv

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The is a powerful story reported by Eur Activ. It’s a recommended read. Check it out!

via UK lags behind the rest of EU in cancer treatment | EurActiv.

The article cites evidence from Macmillan Cancer Support. Let me quote:

In the UK, five year survival rates for a range of common cancers are trailing 10 years behind other European countries. Austria had better lung cancer survival rates between 1995-1999 (14%) than Britain had between 2005-2009 (10%).

Of course, this is not completely new.

However, ahead of the general election, where the National Health Service (NHS) will feature highly, it begs some debate. The NHS was once the gold-standard of public healthcare but these days, it seems to have its own form of cancer.

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