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Bowel cancer survival rates vary across England

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 22 April 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:974
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London

    Rates of survival from bowel cancer vary more than rates for breast and lung cancer indifferent regions of England, the latest regional cancer statistics show.

    The Office for National Statistics figures included data on all adults who were given a diagnosis of cancer between 1994 and 1996 and who were followed up to the end of 2001. They included all the NHS regions in England apart from the North East, because a reorganisation of health areas had artificially skewed the figures in this region.

    There was a 6% difference …

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