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- Zosia Kmietowicz
More people than ever in Britain are surviving cancer thanks largely to changes in lifestyle, screening services, earlier diagnoses, and prompt treatments, the latest figures have shown. Death rates have been falling while the incidence has been increasing.
Figures from Cancer Research UK show that the death rate for people dying from cancer in the United Kingdom fell by 12% between 1972 and 2002, although the rate of decrease in men is three times the rate in women (18% v 6%). …