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Politicians aren’t discussing Britain’s woeful cancer survival rates

27 June 2024

11:13 PM

27 June 2024

11:13 PM

Last week, amid a flurry of election policies and debates, a striking report found that cancer survival in England currently lags up to 25 years behind European countries like Sweden, Norway and Denmark. From bowel cancer to breast diagnoses, England is firmly lagging behind our Scandinavian neighbours. What’s to blame?

Why aren’t major parties discussing how this decline could be reversed in their manifestos?

The revelation by Macmillan Cancer Support is the legacy of many years of underfunding, resulting in delays to diagnosis and treatment.

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