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BMJ 2007; 334 doi: (Published 15 March 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:553

Poorer women fare worse with breast cancer: Women from more deprived backgrounds are likely to wait longer to be seen and are diagnosed with more advanced breast cancer than women from more affluent backgrounds, a study by Cancer Research UK has found (British Journal of Cancer 2007;96:836-40). The study looked at 13 000 women and found that those from the most deprived areas were less likely to have a lumpectomy and radiotherapy and had a lower five year survival than women from …

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